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  1. It will, apparently, be closely monitored. and fitted with stocks.
  2. It probably is a bit more than a quick mow once a week, but at those prices, why not just employ someone, supply the kit needed and probably get all the work done for a third of the money. My source will remain anonymous, as it could be disasterous for them if they were found out. Let me add that they are very reliable.
  3. No idea, alibaba, do you know?
  4. What use is a fat impotent old man if we're trying to re-build civilisation from scratch? Pray tell us how you know this fact, TJ?
  5. Not bad, BigDave! £30k, per annum, for one hour per week. Contract went to tender to approved contrators only. Surely, with this and another contract just outside Peel, tendered out at £100k, the government should have employed someone full time, to do this work?
  6. Make your own? OH did, with wood from Haldane Fisher and a circular, up and down-ey saw thingy (tech term) been up seven years now and still looks good.
  7. Mow grass? Old play park, Strang Close, Union Mills, plus another small area nearby. OH says 'could be done with a decent petrol mower', couple hours per week approx. answers below please.
  8. I've thought carefully about this scheme and come to an obvious conclusion. I'd rather pay for a work-shy long-term unemployed person to do something rather than pay a work-shy long-term unemployed person to do nothing. If he/she can't find work on the Island then he/she is probably either too lazy or too fussy. In either case he/she should leave to seek employment elsewhere. After all, hundreds of enterprising job-seekers from the EU have found the Isle of Man and taken employment that he/she has rejected. So, are you suggesting someone should uproot family and move to the UK etc., in the hopes of finding work? People who reject job offers lose their jobseekers allowance (which is nothing new). A lot of unemployed are of the older generation nowadays, not just neets and training would be a waste of time, as they usually have a lot of experience/qualifications already. The IT market is dead for the over 30's. Why pay £30k per year to an older person, when you can get a post grad for £18k? Could the government not offer the jobseekers allowance to smaller companies, as a wage help if they take on an unemployed person, or help with the cost of training/qualifications to help someone into a position? The long term savings could make it worthwhile.
  9. 'Stop!' (in the name of love) = Diana Ross (no relation to Nick Ross...)
  10. Alex Bradley? you mean Alex Brindley, by chance?
  11. Tea and cakies only, with lots of refined backbiting talk. A most enjoyable afternoon!
  12. Can residents take three months off? 3 months off paying tax, rates, parking charges, utilities? Don't worry esteemed MHK's, we'll keep things going for you.
  13. I've lost a few friends to aircrashes (including pertrol pigeons) and witnessed one. I still am happy to use citywing. Private planes from Braddan Airfield I DO draw the line at.
  14. Don't think we can grow enough here to feed every head on the Island, so that idea's out the window.
  15. and will we all be invited for the official tasting?
  16. Maybe that's because it's made of metal. Apart from the wooden bits. And the limpets. Mmmm roast limpet...
  17. Laxative chocolate? In my garden? I would not be able to resist...
  18. Can't see too many condoms or sanitary towels being used by pensioners to be fair.Although it is my ambition to be shot by a jealous lover when I'm 93. The jealous lover being 98? whilst wearing continence aids. Lucky sods...
  19. It doesn't matter how you bullshit us; we all know the reason the taxpayer is in debt and having to pay more and more taxes and endure less and less services is because of the salaries of the oversized civil service. That is a fact and it doesn't matter how much you cut here or tax there, the elephant is still in the room and costing us more than we can afford. If you want money to pay for the design and construction fees, try getting rid of civil servants. I pay taxes in return for services, not to maintain other people's opulent lifestyles. But you do, Jobseekers etc. OK, opulent lifestyle may be a bit of an exaggeration, but you do pay for it.
  20. I think we should all have our own land and live off the produce of it. That's what people did on the common lands before they were fenced off and privatised and the peasants were forced to go to the cities to find work in factories. I think we could happily go back to our agricultural existence, or go all out and back to caves, where the only things to worry about was that bloke from the next cave eyeing up your lady, which would be taken care of with a large rock attached to the end of a stick. It's what we were designed for. Lol! if only... I like a good neanderthal. Love a bad one better...
  21. Snowflake


    I love a women with good tattoos, sexy as hell! Nasty tattoos are horrible though, scripts are probably the worst. Like one saying "I L U V...Q U I L? Scripts in black, as well as tribal tatts are so predictable. If you are going to do one, do something meaningful and worth looking at. Especially on a young, fit, body... Just thought, a braille tattoo, with micro dermal implants...
  22. Been paying cash in the main. "Less 5% for cash" ? , perhaps I'm showing my age! Cash is a pain for businesses (unless they're on the fiddle). Expensive to handle/bank etc. Card handlers charge, don't they? about 2%? Anyone heard of judopay?
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