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Blade Runner

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  1. Jesus H Christ - HE SAID THAT/ this....? “Phillips admitted that the TT organizers face a major pushback against attempts to improve safety and avoid deaths" Just WOW................... Fucking WOW The Civil Service on the IOM will do anything and say anything, it seems, to protect their income stream - for the avoidance of a misunderstanding for the off island Press reading these pages - the islands government has a government department to organise this death race. To the residents of the IOM - You must know by now that the races have an unacceptably HIGH death rate for a so called "sport" ? Why not do something about it? A CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE SPONSORS OF THE TT like Monster and Milwaukee on their web sites may help. (I will never again buy a Milwaukee tool - I spend approx. £10,000 on hand tools a year for my business - their loss, I have bought plenty of their kit in the past - never again. To quote Phillips again - "The improved measures this year show that organizers understand the problem" Real translation - THEY UNDERSTAND THEY CANT DO ANYTHING MEANINGFULL TO STOP DEATHS BUT IF THEY SPEND A LOT THEY CAN SAY this - " We have spent millions on the so called SMS so that means we, PERSONLLY, have a clear conscience regarding the yearly, very predictable deaths." The truth is, you cant make the TT races safe, - Fuck they died doing what they love - That argument is so stupid its not worth countering. Bottom line it is an un-inclusive "Sport" with all white males and obvious lack of diversity, in fact many of the leading racers are openly homophobic, transphobic and misogynistic. It is a, STATE SPONSORED, for profit , CARNAGE that accepts death as part of the process of bringing money to your sad little island in the middle of the sea that has lost all sense of common decency. GET A FUCKING GRIP YOU MANX, YOU ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE BRITISH ISLES MY PREDICTION FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND THE FOLLOWING WEEK ------- You will have your sad little island "politicians" saying the TT has been a success............ 😞 FFS Sort yourselves out
  2. It never seems to be mentioned but how much money do the winners get, It is from memory quite a lot and was on the web somewhere if my memory is not totally screwed by age? I do know from a couple of island friends that the top riders get paid a LOT of money to turn up, regardless of results. They would never tell me how much because they had to sign what I know know is called a NDA. The "start" money is the blood money in my book. Would a local be able to get the sums involved from a FOI?
  3. You really don't get physics, or even maths with angles do you. .........................
  4. You didn't do Physics at school? Look at a big Scalextric track, its all barriers, it keeps the cars on the track. Look at Monaco? Its all barriers. same with all the other responsible street circuits , and umpteen F1 courses in built up areas When you run out of talent and lay it down the road against a Aramco barrier, you generally get away with broken bones and skin grafts - you are bounced off the barrier along the road. You run out of talent on the TT and you stop against a wall or tree very quickly and are said to have died from Blunt Force Trauma - Read turned into soup.
  5. Not may.......Would Have, is correct Safety barriers stopping bodies hitting things and stopping instantly, turning bodies into what medics call "Mush" would have stopped at least 1 death and one more maiming yesterday on the Quarter Bridge Road. I have witnessed a biker turning into what I can only describe as soup in front of me many years ago when they hit a old concrete bus stop at very high speed. (Soup is not an exaggeration for those that have not witnessed a high speed "blunt force trauma" death. Ask Mr Flint the ex PC for details). Your government have the way to stop these "Blunt Force Trauma" injuries but they don't implement them because the TT cant stand the cost. - It is a money making event now, not sporting, remember that. Your government is liable for the death and carnage and by association so are you. Enjoy the rest of the Festival..........................
  6. "UNFORTUNATE - Some Die in the process"..............?????????? wow! The course could be made a lot safer, but will not be, because it would take tens of millions of spend - Install Aramco barriers 3 high both sides with catch fencing above - Around the whole course - like they do in normal motor sport street events. "UNFORTUNATE" is a shocking statement for someone who, from your prior posts on this forum, sets themselves up as a liberal intellectual. I think you have now blown that image.
  7. Anyone relocating here on the back of a TT week holiday should get all they are due................. and are unlikely to add anything to your islands economy. They type of tourist that stay for the TT, stay in tents, they are a low demographic - Why cant you see this?????? Your government really need a new idea and/ or new promotional peeps that will attract the "right " type of new residents. In my experience from being on the island from the beginning of last week, for a funeral, and leaving the day before last I was targeted by this type of - Bull. The island during TT week etc is full of very low net worth individuals. (LNWI) 🙂 I may be biased due to prior residency but my mate said the same. - He has never been anywhere on a break/ holiday and had the locals pleading with you to live there.......................................
  8. I know I said I would not post again but after yesterdays events (Widely known fatal crash, road burnt, no chance of further racing) I have just one last thing to say*. The whole TT thing has just become a Dirty Little "Business", - Which "makes" money on the back of death, maiming and disfigurement. Mostly promoted by your IOM government in the name of "Enterprise" But in reality, a way of keeping more of your civil servants employed- That is all. My family have all raced in the TT back in the day, when it was a sporting event and run as such. Now it is openly promoted, at least to IOM residents, as a money/ Tax raising event - that is just wrong/ sick Even if it was, a "money maker", no privately run event would continue as the numbers just don't add up. Even "30" thousand peeps in tents do not spend a lot of money. Peeps that are happy to spend their holiday in tents, sets their spending demographic for AI adverts and says, "broke cheapskates" sell 'em out of date stuff, cheap, Aldi food and the like. Again don't just hate and dismiss me, think about what I am saying. Read my old posts, I am a long term motorcyclist but I know when something is past its sell by date. Go around the island during the TT and just use your nose, and the TT smells like dead decaying bodies. The IOM residents are all tainted with this too by association - Those that do not wish the TT to continue in their name should make a stand. If IOM residents were that bothered you would vote in MHKs that would stop the "greatest show on earth " - FFS give me a bucket, not for sick but to collect the latest body parts - see QB road. As an ex long term resident, although I miss the place, I only need to look at the 2 weeks of death and maiming to confirm our families' decisions to leave. The island could be so much better, with an ounce of vision, not tainted by the TT blinkers. *May be more depending on residential status.........
  9. Most likely my very last post on here so here we go...... I have been on the island since the beginning of the week for a funeral. I lived here from the late 70s until I moved away in mid 2010s Please don't take these comments badly and be haters, but the truth is, the place is looking far far worse than it did in 2014 and it was not exactly gleaming then. The site where the 1886 music is being done has been "vacant" since I was a kid mid 80s, the same with the site where the main Bus station was. The Summerland site? The Walpole Avenue site? I could on as I am sure you know and this is only Douglas, the City! I went to Ramsey this afternoon and apart from some new flats opposite the Corry Park it looks just as run down as it did 8 years ago. In Ramsey's case its even worse as there seems to be a lot of demolition sites which from asking around in town I am told they have been bought by "Developers" Can I just suggest one thing? Make "Developers" who buy up these empty plots do some development within a short, stipulated, timeframe or tax them highly. The island does not look good peeps, in fact I have not seen it worse. It could be a lot better. Take care and I hope you are all still using Stu Peters Coffee shop.
  10. Wow ! You are doing nothing there for the non local resident held belief that the manx are an insular, inbred bunch of money grabbing, from tourists, type of twat. Good luck.....
  11. On the island for a funeral, WTF have you done to the place? Clue - NOTHING Looks like it has been left to rot since 2015, nothing looks cared for. Mate here with me for the races says he would never come back, place is a tip.
  12. It would be very wrong to shoot dogs, no matter what they had done, TJ however is fair game now that Woolley has suggested it...................
  13. Oh dear God, this thread has turned into the most mental example of small minded manxness I have seen on here and that is saying something, FFS breed outside your villages people................................
  14. Quilp, I am sure you work very hard but I was talking about the DOI road-workers not the hospital manual workers although in my time spent up at the hospital, I have seen many people who are "swinging the leg", literally in the orthopedics department, they call it manipulation I think...
  15. OK let's have all the figures for pay rises in the Private Sector. Including Bonus payment, Incentive payments, lunch allowances etc. or does that come under Mr Teare's ' Sensitive Information ' ? You will find it hard to find anyone on the Manual side of the Public Sector who receives any of these type of ,supplementary payments. " we are all in it together " People employed in the private sector can have as many bonuses and allowances as their employers sees fit to pay them, it ain't our business as the private sector are going concerns, making money operations. The public sector on the other hand are just spending money taken from everyone as taxes, there is a huge difference and even then when you take into account pensions, the public sector employee is better off anyway. The above applies to both manual and office based public sector employees, although you are on very dodgy ground promoting how hard done by the manual PS workers are when on a daily basis we see them mob handed standing watching one of their co-workers wielding a shovel while the rest of them, if there is actually enough room around the hole to fit them all in, watch on, gossiping............
  16. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-26247865 Bummer
  17. "They" may have "a nicer house and more money than me" , I don't have a snooker room , outdoor stables or four acres of land , but good luck to them that do . I'm not whining about the amount I pay in rates (at present lol ) and I don't feel that those wealthier folk should subsidise my lifestyle . That makes a nice change then, all I have seen you post in the past was moaning how high your rates were.............. .
  18. Well worth reading. I agree, well worth a read. This bit is interesting, Paragraph 30:- "In the course of a summing up which was not only discursive* rather than ordered but also heavily and unfortunately characterised by familiar asides to the jury, the judge took it upon himself to contrast the styles of counsel. He did so in terms which, although appreciative of both, might well be thought to bestow the greater approval and indeed admiration upon counsel for the prosecution." Discursive = adjective: discursive1. digressing from subject to subject. "students often write dull, secondhand, discursive prose" So all a bit too chummy and casual? As someone has already said, would we not be better having circuit judges for these more complicated trials? Who pays the costs of this? I know John said it was a short statement but 5 Lords, a leaping? Can;t come cheap.......................
  19. No he hasn't, someone has come up with a very clever way of stopping people abusing the tax cap system. After they were made to change the "must pay a certain amount of dividend per year" thing by the whoever, the tax cap was open to massive abuse by holding back dividend payments to let them build up over a few years and then no matter what you paid yourself you only paid the tax cap sum. Hats off to whoever thought this move up, it is a good anti avoidance move. You have to remember the 600k tax over 5 years is the amount of tax someone has to pay, not their earnings for example the 100K cap is what you would pay in tax on about 650/700k earnings. Yes there are a few rich types on the island who would generate that in interest on their invested money but there are not that many private businesses that make that type of profit that could actually be taken out of the business as wages/ dividend.
  20. Current pensioners are about the wealthiest there ever has been if not the wealthiest. They have had the benefit of rising house prices and are generally asset rich if not cash rich. There is no rule that says you have to leave a fortune to your children. Funny thing is, people I know who have expected to inherit a lot of money on their parents death have underperformed in life and have spent most of their lives treading water, forgetting that people live a lot longer these days, especially those with money and have basically wasted the bigger part of their their time on this earth. When I was in my 20s I thought they were lucky to be looking forward to that kind of financial security without having to do anything. Now I look at the same people and see very twisted 50+ year olds, small house, poor job and having to suck up to their parents to have any remaining chance of getting a bit of the money that they are pissed off about that their parents are spending freely having a great time travelling the world anyway I digress... Pensioners who have not been fortunate enough to get on the property ladder in the 60s/ 70s and have not earned enough to save a nest egg are the most vulnerable and they are taken care of by the state. So what exactly is the problem? Rich pensioners can afford the extra cash, poor pensioners are okay anyway.............
  21. I would be surprised if it didnt rise to a similar amount although I think in the next year or two it will be re-jigged to take into account the ability of the person to pay; my bet is that it will be calculated based on the ratable value of a property. The government know that we know that we still pay a lot less than people do in the UK for their rates and as we seem to mostly compare what things cost here with what they cost in the UK, I think they will, over the next couple of years or so put more and more on the rates to bring us up to similar levels to the UK rates or whatever they are called these days.
  22. You credit Houghton with far too much inteligence. He has none. This has the classic handprint of an unaccountable faceless civil servant all over it.+1 on this. Houghton's just the fall guy patsy. It was carefully crafted by one or more CS who knew full well that the chance of it being properly scrutinised and picked up was the square root of f@@k all. It stinks and just goes to highlight the amount of scrutiny that our elected geniuses devote to legislation placed before them. And what of our heavily remunerated "Revising Chamber"? Our checks and balances? All out on a taxpayer-funded heavy lunch at the time, were we? Do you honestly belive that? Civil Servants are putting together legislation that is designed to hide taxes/ charges from not just the population but the MHKs too? Sorry but I dont buy that, from the dealings I have had with a few Civil Servants the impression I got was that they were terrified of upsetting their Minister/ Departmental Member. I know the general consensus on here is that the civil servants are running the show and they are to a point, they would not be doing their job if they didnt, I just dont see any evidence or experience of them trying to pull the wool over/ boss their bosses.
  23. I talked about this a year or two ago; on the face of it 200mill shortfall sounds bad but in reality our budgets on spending back in the days of free VAT money were just that budgets or the amount they hoped to spend. In reality they never spent what they had available, I seem to remember that the capital budget was historically only about 55-65% spent in a year and that budget alone was responsible for proposing to spend upward of 100mill a year alone. When you look at it like that, they haven't worked wonders but likewise it never will be as bad as it is painted on here most of the time, we are doing okay, may not be the popular view on here but you cant argue with the figures above. Only 11 million needed to be taken from Reserves, that is a result in my book and EXACTLY what Reserves are there to do.
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