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TomTucker

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  1. Going the full length of the prom, not sure what they are doing after broadway!
  2. We should take in people and help them and sort out their status once it’s clear what happens in their home country. The majority will want to return home sooner or later and we should be a safe haven for them in the interim. This may well reshape Europe and if WWIII does break out with NATO involvement then we have bigger problems than the local Daily Mail readers are clutching their pearls on FB.
  3. We are lucky to live on a no through road and we know lots of our neighbours not because we are busy bodies. Our kids play out and it generates a great community spirit. This is a great idea especially for streets that are used as rat runs for traffic.
  4. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-60724111 UK households offered £350 a month to house Ukrainian refugees. IoM Gov to match this and open up to take home stay refugees? Would be a large take up I believe.
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    TT 2022 ??

    So bikes are relevant then, to you at least.
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    TT 2022 ??

    But if we had a medium sized music festival attracting similar numbers it would create just as much pollution and C02 emissions. But you would most likely have a different view on that. Being relevant is a personal opinion I assume you just dont like bikes.
  7. 80k racists clinging to a rock
  8. We should have closer ties to Ireland, they are also our nearest neighbour and have a clearer guiding light when it comes to social responsiblity. Ireland are taking 100k refugees and many going to homestay.
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    TT 2022 ??

    The road was wrecked with wagons going up there and then a frost created pot holes that the DOI patched and the circuit lost its licence with the ACU. There are plans to revive it needs DOI to resurface and then the course be inspected. It's a cracking circuit.
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    TT 2022 ??

    Yes Jurby South circuit used to run twice a year
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    TT 2022 ??

    it would be sh*te because they are cars.....
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    TT 2022 ??

    They have done a good job getting the press to jump up and down about it being live as if its the first ever live sports event. NW200 was streamed live on BBC website 15 years ago and was available on red button for just as long. Its nothing new at at all, its low hanging fruit in this day and age.
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    TT 2022 ??

    Some cringey comments in that link: BSN: “This is an amazingly ambitious programme, more than any other except the Olympic Games, and it is inevitable that mistakes will be made .The buggeration factor must be quite high because this is the first time you have done it. Who is the poor sucker who has got to pull all this together apart from you Paul?” Phillips: “I am very accountable for the project. It is my project.
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    TT 2022 ??

    It was practically condemed at least one of the ramps were taped off.
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    TT 2022 ??

    Assume it will be the audio from the video feed with adverts for Barry Curran and The Ting Tings played every 15mins Roy Moore will be missed he has a skill rarely found and very much the voice of the TT. How much is Steve Day and all this streaming feed costing for 1 event.....based on their track record of live timing failures its bound to have teething troubles.
  16. Developers love greenfield sites because theres no demolition or clearing just straight in with the groundwork. This needs to stop, Douglas is in a state and the Corp and DEFA Planning need to come up with a plan to resolve it before Ballafletcher Road is touched.
  17. Electric Trams! Come on just get rid of the horses it is cruel and out of touch with the modern world. Plus they are slow and drop sh*te everywhere (bit like DOI)
  18. Consultation on a science and research centre for growing medical cannabis at Cooil Road: https://peelnreconsultation.co.im/
  19. drove along it all at night recently its not bad to start off with and reasonably well lit, the cones on the tops of lamposts in different colours were OK. Not tacky at least. Empress / Bottom of broadway onwards is considerably poorer. I think they should pedestrianise it from broadway to sea terminal and put a electric tram (douglas area rapid transport ) DART or SHART maybe
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    TT 2022 ??

    The visitors surely? Duke are making money from it. Same concept as the Snooze box. Fly to the island get a cab to the grandstand and get on the ale. Sleep it off in a cheapish wobbly box, try not to get so wasted that you miss the bikes. Fly home.
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    TT 2022 ??

    I don’t think it will significantly effect marshal numbers. Everyone is excited for TT but it damages moral and put the marshals in their place. New overlords at the TTMA now have their work cut out keeping the current set of marshals happy and making numbers harder to maintain.
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    TT 2022 ??

    Link: https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/concerns-marshal-confidence-affected-by-recent-events/ Shot of confidence needed says the marshal lady, from where and from whom? What a mess they have made already.
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    TT 2022 ??

    Without TTMA support the DfE organisers had to tread carefully so not to upset the marshals as they held the real power. Any future changes made to the format of road racing events are now wholly in the command of ACUE and DfE as once the directors are in place. TTMA used to vote on new directors each few years, wonder if the new company structure is so democratic! Think its fair to say Gary Thompson's legacy has been written and its not great reading. Phillips is with out doubt a avid bike enthusiast unfortunely its cycling that he cares about.
  24. Could you put chapters in the youtube links so I can listen to the parts of interest please ?
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