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Monkey boy

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  1. It did indeed. It's as though we can't really be arsed with tourists now. That's exactly how it is and has been for years, Between the Government the Steam Racket and the airlines it's a fucking miracle we get the visitors we do.
  2. Can you buy teabags for hard water areas here? I'm a Tetley man myself, coffee in the mornings though.
  3. Can someone keep an eye on casting calls for this for me - it could be the big break I've been looking for I stick to Radio TT, your face is more suited to that than films.
  4. Some reason being I was including Ireland, but if you insist on being insular......
  5. So you think we should reward a doctor who's studied for 7 years or more to be qualified to save lives to also take a drop in salary because working as a doctor is a role in public service? No, but neither do I think we should be held to ransom by people, the nature of whose work require them to be publicly spirited and caring for others, these aren't attributes that you can buy and considering some doctors are allegedly paid up to 40% more than in neighboring countries then I don't think it's a bad idea to consider all possibilities. If you had the full knowledge of the recruitment is
  6. We don't need tourism anymore, we've got tax dodging now. Let them find their own way around.
  7. I'm sure DJ Dave will up for a couple. I thought you meant David Jefferies then. It doesn't seem like that long ago that he was killed at Crosby, but there have been 46 more fatalities on the same course since then. Incredible really. I wonder what angle this film is planning to come from. They should make a film about the casualties of British warfare over the same period, tens of thousands of deaths would make a far more sensational angle than 46.
  8. Drawing attention to 252 people who have died in the races may not be the most positive publicity the island could obtain. saving private ryan won Oscars and more people died in WW2 Probably fewer than 252 of them were on motorcycles however. Oh that's alright then.
  9. Doesn't make it right though.Supply and demand. If you drop their pay on principle the chances are most will bugger off. Same with legal professionals. We want high calibre to be deemsters, attorney general. If they can earn more in private practice, well, that's what they'll do. And do we have individuals of that calibre with the extraordinary salaries we do currently pay? Yes, the fact that the AG's office has been described as a "shambles" despite having two (or is it three) of them on the payroll @ !60K PA each is the fault of the bus drivers. And we need some good Deemsters to handle
  10. Doesn't make it right though. Supply and demand. If you drop their pay on principle the chances are most will bugger off. Same with legal professionals. We want high calibre to be deemsters, attorney general. If they can earn more in private practice, well, that's what they'll do. Yes we need more public spirited people in public service posts who are only in it for the money. So you think we should reward a doctor who's studied for 7 years or more to be qualified to save lives to also take a drop in salary because working as a doctor is a role in public service? No, but
  11. I didn't move here. I was expecting someone to go "Whoosh!" at this point, but as they haven't, I'll just point out that MTP was presumably referring to the argument often made (perhaps even by your good self) that if people objected to the races round the TT circuit, then they should have known they were on before moving near. No shit Sherlock. If I had been starting threads of a rate of about four a week under various psuedems for the last few years complaining about Sellafield then he may have a point. However as things are I've mentioned it's history once on this forum in response to some
  12. You moved back here. Yes, four times in total.
  13. But you played to the camera though, as if the whole this thing was entertainment. To some extent Dilli politics actually is entertainment...show business for ugly people and all that. As I said to a candidate who called on me, we need some sort of entry test for candidates. Some form of qualifying, like the 11+. That would have reduced the number of people wasting everyones time. What would you be testing them for?
  14. I reckon I am a little older than you, but I cannot remember an election when we had more than one or two fools standing. This time around we have at least a dozen. I remember several occasions when two dozen fools have been elected.
  15. Surely Foxdale and Rushen mines, despite not being ideal venues for hundreds of drunken teenagers to congregate have some kind of conservation sensitivity and I'm pretty sure Sulby Glen and Druidale are both farmed.
  16. I thought you said away from farmland and sensitive conservation areas?
  17. Doesn't make it right though. Supply and demand. If you drop their pay on principle the chances are most will bugger off. Same with legal professionals. We want high calibre to be deemsters, attorney general. If they can earn more in private practice, well, that's what they'll do. Yes we need more public spirited people in public service posts who are only in it for the money.
  18. I think you should stand Uhtred. You spent a lot of time avoiding questions and are very good at using lots of words to say nothing at all.
  19. Just look at the Isle of Man on Google Earth and see the masses of space away from residential areas, sensitive conservation areas, farmland etc where they can all go quite legally to " have fun". Just why would they choose a field like the one on JW's Lane.? Where is this masses of space away from residential areas, sensitive conservation areas and farmland you speak of? I'd quite like to ride my motorbike there.
  20. You really do give yourself away, don't you; "...more to being a politician than wearing a suit and talking with a posh accent" (indeed, does any local politician actually talk with a posh accent...? Perhaps Boot does)..." Dr. Allinson...highly paid government job" (being a GP isn't a government job; they're self-employed contractors paid from public funds) but the sense of grievance in your words is palpable.You go on to denigrate Allinson for seeking a work/life balance, which is a perfectly reasonable stance for him to take, and you refer to me as a "pompous idiot" for expressing a contrary
  21. Well I know you've got to be careful what you read in the paper, but wasn't the a suggestion that doctors here are getting paid 40% more than they could expect elsewhere?
  22. MB, you quoted him as having a good reply to the question about people earning over £100,000. He likened the situation to the bus drivers contract ???? FFS, were are talking about top medics and legal people and their salaries, WTF has that got to do with bus drivers. I saw that interview. Come on, you are taking the piss. That's my last comment in this thread. So it's ok to lower the pay of the lower paid but not of the higher earners? Eta yes I know they are the world's best paid bus drivers. But the decision for them to be so well paid was not made by the bus drivers but by a h
  23. What he said was he'd make Government employees on over £100K reapply for their jobs. There are plenty of them who aren't medics, plenty, and as recently been suggested even many of the medics are being paid disproportionately. When the interviewer (not Nick Crowe) suggested that this would be illegal, Nick mentioned that they'd seemed to get around that with the bus drivers. That sir, is a very good point, and not one I can imagine any of the current, or prospective crop of MHKs making.
  24. If it is Government owned land then the question is why do the Government own it and is some kids having a party on it going to do it any harm wrt why the Government owns it. I suspect not. Boss Hogg has a point. When we were young we used to go camping a lot. Now that is banned in all the national glens (with the exception of Glen Wyllin where you are allowed to camp for double the cost of a 5 star hotel), on the Ayres (although bizarrely it is permitted if you are rich enough to own a camper van!?) on the Calf. Even the Claddagh, a purpose made campsite on common land, you have to pay fo
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