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  1. You're not the only taking that view Doc , Shimmin , to my knowledge ,dealt with a planning application in what one could argue was an unconventional way. I found Skelly's involvement in the TT a little perplexing . Just saying
  2. Reminds me of a letter in the "Wipers Times" (Ypres during WW1) published as a leaflet for the troops , in the letters column the question was posed " Is it ever permissible to shoot a commanding officer?" the response ......... "Only in extenuating circumstances" .
  3. was he an associate of a lawyer who ' broke the rules' ? Just asking 😉
  4. Perhaps "Banker" has just spent the greater part of his life being confused😉. He seems to recommend that we should follow our "leader " (Howie). The only reason for some of us to follow him would perhaps be idle curiosity? ETA
  5. I have worked in public health since 1963 , not having a panic , just being prudent . I value the opinions of Dr Glover . Just saying
  6. At best an interesting hypothesis but I think I'll give your advice a bit of a swerve , keep posting , there's not a dry seat in the house.
  7. Spot on . I suspect you are right about the "good people in Government" who are unable to 'speak out' as part of their contract of employment . I remember investigating outbreaks of TB/Typhoid/Polio back in the 60's in Lancashire and being instructed not to speak to anyone . If , as I suspect, a similar culture exists within IOM Gov and we have to rely on Politicians /Senior CS's with, at best, a rudimentary grasp of the management of infectious diseases to advise and inform then I'll make my own arrangements to try and stay safe. Just saying
  8. Fair point Roxie . TBH I'm not reassured by our political masters/ Senior CS 'pencil squeezers , particularly when "they" binned off Dr Glover because she may have got some kudos which presumably they alone wished to claim. Realistically if I get infected , because of my age I am likely to get TLC rather than ICU ( fair enough) so I will make my own arrangements in attempting to keep myself safe. just saying
  9. A familiar cry from the land owning community perhaps ?
  10. Perhaps but if they were to offer say a 10/15 year lease at an initial low rent provided they will bring the property back into an acceptable standard someone could take it on. The old Murray's Museum at the Bungalow was vacant for years , take a look now at what a Manx couple with a vision and hard work have achieved . Just saying
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    Perhaps not if the 'owners' offered at an initial low rent and with say a ten year lease provided they bring the place back to an acceptable standard . The old Murray's museum at the Bungalow was vacant for years , it's worth a visit to see what a local Manx couple have achieved . Just saying
  12. There was inside seating with about six tables , it was my regular Sunday breakfast meet up place with motor cycle friends and when the family ( 6 adults and 8 kids) visited . Fine weather, sat outside with the kids playing on the beach . Phil and Sue were excellent hosts and the food was excellent and reasonably priced and the place was popular. Just saying
  13. Sounds like a description of what happened to "Jurby Day", it was successful, organised by a few OAP's , but the "Motor Sport Team/ Gov couldn't claim the glory so they speared it . I find the sense of entitlement of many of those involved in Government beggars belief and a pound to a pinch of **** if, god forbid, it does really kick off on this island, there will be a concerted effort by the powers that be to abdicate all responsibility and demonise Dr Glover.
  14. It has been established that it is possible that clots can form on the severed blood vessels when an animals throat is cut allowing the animal to remain conscious during ritual slaughter ( see Thornton's Textbook in meat inspection). Stunning prior to slaughter has been permitted in halal slaughter when I worked as a meat inspector ( way back in the 60's) Normal slaughter involves stunning the animal by means of a captive bolt pistol or electrocution prior to the throat being cut to bleed the animal . I'm with Quilty in thinking that the animal should be stunned , the Kosher
  15. I had the privilege of meeting and chatting with Hector on a number of occasions , he was a man I admired , I will miss him , RIP Hector.
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