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  1. In any type of gambling, you need some sort of strategy, because at some point, luck ALWAYS runs out.

    Yet those in charge of this good island, have been gambling with people's livelihoods and mental health, relying on just luck, and now it's all gone tits up. Go figure.

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  2. No matter how good they think their lies sound, or how much they believe them themselves, they will eventually come back to bite them on their arses. Add to that their ignorance, incompetence and corruption, and no wonder the island has been dying on its arse for quite a few years now. As long as "lessons are being learned", we're good to go.

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  3. "Don't go out"

    As a waiter, I HAVE to go out and earn my wages. Yet they're advising people NOT to go out. Who's going to pay my wages if I go to work but people don't go out???

    Mind you, the place where I work is dying a slow death since the "works" on the Promenade have started a few years back.

    Oh well, as long as they keep filling their hidden bank accounts, all is well and good with the Isle of Man.

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  4. By the time they finish the roads (not even God knows when), the newly laid pavements are gonna look so dirty and old, they'll probably have to do them again. But then again, maybe that's the plan, so they can pilfer a few more million pounds. Who knows?

  5. Walking along the prom, after work every night, brings back hazy memories of my younger days, when I used to get home a bit the worse for wear, and the missus would have moved the furniture around yet again. Gotta tread carefully in the dark, so you don't kick or break anything. I'm all for a bit of nostalgia.

  6. By the time the millions of tourists can come over and enjoy the new and improved promenade, most businesses will probably have shut down because of all the incompetence surrounding the whole shebang. As for now, imagine Guernsey residents excitedly booking their flights to the Isle of Man, only to find out that they have ended up in Beirut instead!

  7. 1 hour ago, WKRP said:

    Seems strange that Manx Radio is not taking the Friday Government press conference on any of their broadcast channels, only on-line. It seems to be a thing that the public service broadcaster should be doing for those who don't have internet services.

    Could be, what it being a bank holiday today, they have pre-recorded what they are playing all day, pretending they are indeed live. They have done it many times before.

  8. 2 minutes ago, slinkydevil said:

    It's from one of the early meetings probably this one:


    When they were all "advised" to hold hands together, because these guys pay advisors on how to get someone to wipe their backsides the most expensive way possible (not necessarily the best way). If they blag it right, "we saved the island", but if it all goes tits up (as usually does with their decisions), blame the advise they got.

  9. Every single country has had the attitude of "but it's not happening here", not learning from other countries who thought exactly the same before them, until it hits so quickly, and so badly, that everyone and everything is overwhelmed.

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  10. Yep, my sarcasm will probably be around longer than my job. But the upside is that millions of tourists will be coming over here to see the wonderful promenade, all year round, rather than just for a few days each year. That's why they're doing it, right? Definitely not to line each other's pockets, it's for the island's best.

  11. Not one of them gives a flying f***. Not the guys at the top, not the guys pretending to do any work. Their wages are guaranteed, no matter how bad they are at what they're supposed/pretending to be doing. Yet here we are, those working in any of the businesses in the "war zone" that is the main thoroughfare of our capital city, s****ing ourselves, not knowing if we'll have a job tomorrow/next week/month. But who cares? The lampposts are going to look amazing when they're eventually done.

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  12. The companies doing the work (without actually doing much work) have copped on, very early on, that this is the biggest contract of their lives. So what if the common people are disgruntled? In a few decades, everybody would have forgotten what a shambles this has all been, while their families' futures are all set up to be very comfortable. I'm told it's all gonna look so good, tourists would love to visit, until you realise it's so much cheaper to visit other countries, with better food, culture, and weather, for less than half the price.

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  13. I travelled to London to renew my passport last July. Used an expired passport after travel agent said you can use one if it's expired by less than 2 years (don't know what difference 2 or 3 or 5 years do). Had no problems whatsoever, though on the way back it was pointed out to me that my passport was expired.

  14. Jurgen is still alive and kickin, still laughing out very loud when he cracks a joke. A lovely, genuine guy. When someone bought his restaurant on the prom, I don't think he expected the name to be moved to the current location and to be honest he had some reservations about his name being on that door. I can now see why.

  15. So if he is gay (and I'm not saying he is or he isn't), who's that unsuspecting lady sitting next to him in what looks like a restaurant (and I'm not saying it is or it isn't). Also, the guy sitting next to him in the other photo, does he know that now people might assume that he is gay (and I'm not saying he is or he isn't), or that people will now associate him with a guy being labelled as a conman (and I'm not saying he is or he isn't).

    All I can say is that this forum has done much better investigative work than the newspapers, radios, government combined.

  16. In the meantime, back in the good old Isle of Man, as I was walking home from work half an hour ago, I spy with my little eyes...


    Just by the phone boxes at the bottom of Broadway...


    An adult, sitting on the pavement with three under age kids, passing around his can of Bud AND a cigarette. Welcome to the Isle of Man.

    I might be a non-smoker, but who are we to preach???

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