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  1. Joe Public

    UKIPT IoM 2

    Yes, you were a total flop. You don't need women when you've got a good hand.
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    You Know Winter's Coming

    When you get into bed and the sheets are cold
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    MAUGHOLD versus the DOI

    I fuckin love this thread.....especially Uncle Ronnie
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    Driver comes forward over sheep death

    Cats don't have owners....you can run over one reverse over it and then back over it again....fair game. Dogs you have to report. ...and sheep you have to pay Farmer Giles 30 quid It's the law
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    Snaefell Mountain Road - No. 8 Drivers' Drive

    Agree with the Sloc and Dalby, but there are so many breathtaking vistas. It is difficult not to take for granted how lucky we are, but I do try not to. Let's just agree that the Island is generally beautiful. (And for the naysayers, yes I do agree that other spectacular views are available elsewhere in the world!) There's good views elsewhere in the world too ya know? Anyways....I agree that the road from Sulby Claddaghs through the valley and up the mountain makes me smile every time I drive it (although a fair bit slower than in the video). I also like the drive from the South Barrule down to Peel. ..and Quarterbridge just for the laugh...it's like our Champs d'elysee
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    Mass fish suicide

    We were coming over the mountain on Friday and saw a massive trail of disturbance off the Point of Ayre. We even stopped the car at Guthries and wondered whether it was a large school of fish.
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    Price should reflect strength of alcoholic drink, says MHK

    He just looks like he badly needs a shit. Is it me, or does he look a little like Hannibal Lecter?
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    Price should reflect strength of alcoholic drink, says MHK

    I thought I read somewhere that the tax revenue from alcohol and cigarettes is far greater than any cost to the NHS. Smoking in particular is great for the economy. The average fag hound pays a ton of extra tax over his lifetime then will die of cancer or heart disease. Not only has he paid for any hospital treatment many times over, he wont cost society an extra 20 years of pensions, bus passes, winter allowances etc. Don't forget, EVERYBODY will get ill and become a burden to the NHS, not just the smokers. It's just that the cleaner living amongst us will probably multiply this burden over many years of chronic illness, disability and dementia before succumbing to the life ending episode that will entail as much cost as the smokers death many years before. Have a cheery day.
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    TT Fair 2014. On Douglas Promenade.

    Is the bearded lady back from Eurovision...? Foxdale I believe
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    Is this true? Re: TT Stunt shows

    It helps with the gene pool.
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    Fracking?

    Very good
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    Motorcycles given parking Tickets

    I think maybe it's indicative of this government trying to gain every fiscal advantage it can. A bit like using one teabag to make two cups of tea whilst having a big Mercedes parked in the drive......with the engine running.
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    Fracking?

    I had in the past thought about nuclear waste storage , but not about fracking. Let's go for it, God knows we need the money. How about Wind turbines too? We've got wind, we've got lots of coastal water compared to say Birmingham, not much shipping. we could surround ourselves with windmills and sell the excess to the UK. It would rejuvenate our tourism as people came to view the pretty spinny towers and we could hold them buggers across to a king's ransom once Russia cuts off the gas supply. We'd also have the upper hand in future VAT agreements. I think shale gas would be an excellent means of boosting the islands fortune, I had not considered a nuclear fuel storage facility and I am not sure the two could happily live side by side in such a small area (I dont actually belive they cause a risk of earthquake any more than normal mining) but I do like the idea of having a nuclear storage facility here. There would be about zero percent chance of one getting through planning though when we see the kind of anti anything new attitude on here and in the wider island island community. As you say there is no danger from something like a nuclear fuel storage facility and we have Laxey mines as a starting point posibally, I dont know? But it ain't ever going to go through unless we got to the stage where the highly pensioned retired civil servants had their pension payments dry up through lack of government funds...........................
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    Does Downie Epitomise What's Wrong With LegCo?

    Of course this was said about Geoffrey Howe by Denis Healey in 1978. He could at least be original in his put downs
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    Synod Votes For Women Bishops

    It's incredulous
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