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Everything posted by Non-Believer

  1. Be interesting to know who the "someone" from HR was and how many other appointments they've been involved in. It might go some way to explaining a few things.
  2. A little like scoreboards and TT Grandstands...?
  3. Our politicians put their names to packs of lies on a regular basis, it's certainly not a new phenomenon.
  4. The course is what it is and can't or doesn't need to be re-engineered...it's public commuter roads for 95% of the year (in better condition than any other roads on the Island). What we have is the horses for courses argument and the problem is that we've evolved into currently using horses that were designed for other, different courses. Of course those horses now make the event particularly spectacular and that's a great thing when you've got coffers being drained by remarkable salary and pension liabilities. But when it goes wrong, the harder that you throw frail human bodies into solid immovable objects, the greater and more horrific the outcome, particularly when it involves innocent spectators and bystanders.
  5. The problem IMHO lies less with the usually well-meaning, locally elected members and more with the sort of self-servery in the unelected that's usually discussed on here in respect of Central Govt. A lot of these people make their way into LAs from CG and bring their culture and other "attributes" with them.
  6. Bojo may have part of the answer...
  7. You can't "hold to account" two private sector carriers operating under the open skies policy. They will come and go as they please according to the market and their own operational needs, as we are seeing. The only exception to this depends on what and the size of the Govt subsidy being paid to Loganair; are they giving a reasonable return for what they are receiving?
  8. Is that a 14% drop in drug offences or a 14% drop in drug offences detected? If you've got a jetski you're ok......
  9. As above. Two car RTI at the Bungalow this morning too, Police attended to control traffic.
  10. Clearly, our highly trained and educated boffins from DEFA and DOI had a head-banging session to weigh up the economic benefits of Peel Marina vs the economic and health benefits of the scallops; and the marina won. Or something....
  11. I'll try and get a pic of the outcome if the data limit will let me upload
  12. If you want another, over the weekend somebody managed to demolish the garden wall at Cruickshanks on May Hill in Ramsey....looks like a straight on job or expiry of talent allotment....
  13. There are fresh accident markings at the Douglas end of the Mountain Mile and damage to the bank on the LH side, Douglas-bound. Yesterday morning there was a red hatchback off onto the bank at Keppel Gate and this morning a small, bronze coloured hatchback on the field at the inside of Windy Corner.
  14. His confidence will have been bolstered by Allinson heaping praise on, "The last two Treasury Ministers" for their "financial prudence and good judgement" in post...(IoM Courier).
  15. All living comfortably on DOI office salaries...
  16. You switch it on just before you crawl in, it takes about 5 min to warm up and then switches itself off after 2 hours...by that time you're toasty and asleep. All that energy saved and you can still scrape the ice off the inside of your windows in the morning for your chilled grapefruit 😂
  17. Electric underblanket from Marksies I think it was, awesome. Adjustable heat settings, timer incorporated, 2 hr increments up to 12 hours or you can just switch it on or off, I swear by mine. Helps me thaw out after being in the rest of the house 😂
  18. Surely Govt pay rates will be aligned to DBC'S under the PSC terms? DBC are analogous to Govt in that respect, are they not?
  19. Yes - as they were, perhaps with fond memories and a big lump of nostalgia. Those that wanted them kept wanted them incorporated as they were. But that's no longer the case, they've been butchered, messed around with and the layout altered beyond all recognition, all apart from the facts that it's incomplete and what there is there doesn't work. How much more money, on top of what's already been spent, should be thrown at trying to make a silk purse out of what is now a very, very expensive sow's ear?
  20. You've already effectively lost them. They haven't run for 4+ years, no longer run the full course of the Promenade and what has been laid down for them is currently unfit for purpose and is having to go remedial work to make it fit (if ever). The only place they're going to be kept now without more huge financial intervention is a museum.
  21. I think we have to accept that the horse trams (love or loathe them) as we knew them are now lost forever and will take further massive taxpayer investment if what was even promised to start with is going to be remotely realised. It would be interesting to hear now the opinions of those who were adamant that they should be retained at the time of the redevelopment proposals and what their take now is on what was a visitor attraction that had to be retained at all costs?
  22. Precisely and it's those average, more vulnerable guys who have to chase a percentage of those faster guys' ever increasing race speed (and reducing lap times) in order to qualify for their own goals of replicas under the time trial format. Is it pushing them too far? "The throttle works both ways" is the usual get-out statement. I say "bollocks", when the mist is down and you're chasing an unseen target like that.
  23. It happens at all levels including the LAs, "Tell 'em what you think they'd like to hear". Doesn't matter if it's little fibs or bloody big lies about things you don't know about or couldn't be arsed looking into. Just tell them good news and stroke the egos, don't rock any boats or create any work. That's why so many aspects are in shit creek.
  24. I don't think that's in Hicky and Deano's mindsets on the startline though somehow and if it were me there in their position (some hope) it wouldn't be mine either. With the TT being run on a time trial basis the only option is to go like hell and hope that it's quicker than the other competitors that you may not even see during the course of the race?
  25. If Dandara were given a development site there it wouldn't be a problem.....
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