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    TT 2021

    Yes of course it will. If this lockdown goes on for much more than a couple of months people will start rebelling against it and catch the virus. So it will be all over by then. We have been locked down for 3 weeks, not 14 months Roll on TT 2021. A glimmer of light in the future.
  2. Yes, you said. The FoM has always been very quiet in comparison to TT week, it used to be that you would forget it was even on as there were no bikes, no tourists and hence road closures for racing could come as a shock. Not so any more, the bikes are noticeable and there are obviously tourists around. Visitor figures are going up each year, they have doubled since 2009 (from c.8000 to c.16000). Still 30,000 less people that the TT though but moving in the right direction.
  3. I had FoM off last year and watched the racing from all over the Island, it was very busy most places.
  4. No Dads in your world then Declan? All the Mums' fault was it.
  5. Ex smoker by any chance?
  6. Not according to the Collins Dictionary. Still I'm sure Rog from manxforums knows best. https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/mainland-britain
  7. Except that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change conclude there is an over 95% probability that human activities over the past 50 years have warmed our planet. Who do we place our trust in, craggy steve from manxforums or a group of 1300 independent scientists and climate experts. Hmm. Most people might not be stupid, but most people would definitely prefer not to believe that climate change is caused by their own activities, greed, appliances and vehicles, flying etc.
  8. Al plastic Bags should be at least £1, still see far too many people getting bags at the shop. Most of my bags for life are all cotton or recycled
  9. Ha. People with no decent argument resort to insults. I think your comments were well said flaps. As for flying Woolley, I gave up flying years ago for environmental reasons. As have many people I know. Holiday are taken on Island or as low impact as possible if travelling is involved. Many other small and large changes as mentioned by craggy steve, including purchasing local where possible, reducing (stopping in my case) use or consumption of animal products increasing consumption of seasonal produce, composting, recycling and lots of other small changes. Unlike craggy steve I have installed solar panels and I hope to get a heat pump. Sold my car and stopped driving 2 years ago for the same reasons.
  10. I believe in gravity too but I didn't personally speak to Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein or any other physicist. Craggy Steve, yes I read your first post. Another one who understands climate science better than climate scientists. Here is full information on the 97% and the so-called consensus gap that you are evidencing so aptly: https://thebulletin.org/2019/08/millions-of-times-later-97-percent-climate-consensus-still-faces-denial/
  11. Plot idea: 97% of the world’s scientists contrive an environmental crisis but are exposed by a plucky band of billionaires & oil companies.* Climate change denying isn't even a thing any more. Over a thousand Governments, jurisdictions and countries have declared a climate emergency, including the IOM, the UK, Canada, Portugal, France, Spain, the Pope and many, many others. Over 10,000 scientists from 150 countries have recently signed a declaration published in Bioscience stating: "We declare clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency. To secure a sustainable future, we must change how we live. This entails major transformations in the ways our global society functions and interacts with natural ecosystems." But no doubt Stu Peters and his ilk know best and the scientists are lying, right?! Jesus wept. (*stolen, not mine)
  12. The cyclist should be prepared for people acting irrationally and the verdict was correct. However the travesty imo is the blood sucking lawyers fees costing £100,000. The woman knocked down only got 4k but the lawyers get over 20 times that. The sooner lawyers are replaced by computers the better! https://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/17/lawyers-could-be-replaced-by-artificial-intelligence.html
  13. Sorry I meant that having that opinion doesn't tie in with having an opinion we should have an all Island speed limit. I am all for low limits within towns and villages where people live, but as a big motorsport and TT fan I do not support an all Isle speed limit (like most of us).
  14. Towns and villages should be 20mph. As it stands the only 20mph town areas are those with posh houses, the flatlands are all 30mph limits eg Mona street, Hillside Avenue, Allen Street. These tiny streets are 30mph?? doesn't tie in with an all island speed limit imo.
  15. Yes. If they want to lose 21% corporation tax from all the UK companies (and non-UK companies making profit in the UK), and gain 0% corporation tax from a handful of offshore businesses pretty unlikely I'd wager
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