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  1. By the time all this is "finished" (it will NEVER be really finished, though, will it?), most of it will look so old and shabby, that it will need redoing. They should just label it all as our own Golden Gate Bridge (to nowhere but massive back-handers and pensions). That will bring the tourists in large numbers, I tell you!!!

  2. Whenever the game is rescheduled to be played (and it will be, biggest money maker for the butter-wouldn't-melt-in-their-mouth decision makers at Sky Sports), whether it's in a closed stadium, or when fans can attend, the best thing that can happen for football is that BOTH sets of fans (I know, I know, we "hate" each other), to join in a massive protest, showing that football without fans, is indeed, nothing. 

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  3. Even if the promenade was completely finished today, we would all think how it took far too long, and has contributed in killing a few Douglas businesses. So imagine what we'll be thinking, when it's nowhere near finished in a few more months. I walk along the prom every day, on my way to work, and back. It looks much worse than it all sounds, believe it or not, about three years (not sure, but who's still counting, both time and money?) after it all started.

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  4. They are hardly gonna be taking bigger steps than baby ones, when part of the plan is to make people use holiday cottages for self-isolation. The carrots dangling in front of our faces, are slowly but surely turning mouldy.

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  5. Here's another fine mess. Long-term residents (around three or four families) in some particular "holiday cottages", have been asked to move out by the end of this month, so the cottages can be rented out for those self-isolating. When, according to lockdown rules, these families cannot visit or view other properties to move into.

    Every single decision they make (prom "works", vaccination hubs, building contracts, bridge works... too many to mention), has everything to do with filling their pockets, before they have to leave the gravy train, and nothing to do with the health and wellbeing of the island's population. Every. Single. Decision.

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  6. 6 minutes ago, CowMan said:

    You’re clutching at straws. His answer is 100% clear. It was a verified 56 up to 15:45. And 110 by close of business several hours (and lot of verification) later, 

    Spin it how you like. They lied. They tried to hide the fact that we hit over 100 new cases in one day, and are also denying that all this happening, is none of their fault. They're only kidding themselves. Let's see if they change tactics in the next briefing. Not holding my breath. 

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. "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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  10. 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?

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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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  16. 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.

  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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.

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