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Speckled Frost

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  1. Easy to say when it's not one of your children that's been murdered. That's the point, justice, as dished out by society has to be objective. Why do you think there is such a careful selection process to appoint a jury? So their objective view of the facts are not tainted by emotion. Of course, for anyone who harmed a member of my family I would probably want to kill them but that is not the way society should mete out justice
  2. Oooohhh...the capital punishment debate. I would say only this. Punishment should never be about revenge so the main argument for the death penalty is deterrent. But these heinous crimes many feel warrant death are committed by psycho and sociopaths or by those under extreme circumstances who take no cognisance of deterrent. And if you start tooking about saving money by killing them rather than keeping them in expensive jails then you're a cock
  3. This is small fry in a country which has witnessed mass genocide and has soldiers still wearing nappies
  4. I hear the good people of Onchan really like Fraggle Rock, Sesame Street, the Muppets, Bill and Ben, Muffin the Mule, you know, that kinda thing
  5. Good point. I would need some flotation device like airbags in a car but this is all getting terribly inconvenient carrying around all this stuff in the unlikley event I will fall into water from a great height
  6. It seems if you wore something really sharp which tapered nicely, you could probably survive falling into water and some considerable height. I'm going to bear that in mind
  7. Sorry, not been on here in ages but I need to throw this out there because it's bugging me. They say that jumping from a great height into water is like jumping on to concrete. But if you jump 20-30 feet into water you should be fine while you're likely to break bones if you jump from the same height on to concrete. So, what is the pivotal height where water becomes like concrete?
  8. Give colds the cold shoulder. Don't pamper to them, that's what I say. Give the damn blighter an inch and it'll take a mile. Start cracking open the Beecham's and taking extra vitamin C, etc, and you'll begin to be taken in by it all and before long you'll have died of a virulent flu. Take my advice and defy it. I went for a jog in the snow yesterday with the rumblings of a cold in tow and now the attention-seeking illness has scuttled off with it's tail between it's legs. Thanks for reading
  9. I would do but what's the point?
  10. It sounds every time someone from south of Laxey enters the town. Everyone then quickly changes the shop facades from Next and Primark to strange little hippy shops and alternative medicine stores.
  11. Regardless of there being a designated cycle lane, it's commonsense to take a cautious approach when children are clearly going to be in the vicinity. I'm sure your conscience will be perfectly at ease after killing or maiming a children when you plough into them, knowing you had right of way.
  12. I have to say Lonan has a point here. On the odd occasion I've had the displeasure of driving along Douglas prom in the early hours of a Fri or Sat, the amount of drunken idiots jumping out directly in front of you is scary. I sometimes feel like I'm on the set of Dawn of the Dead trying to escape the zombies. In fact I'm sure a limb or two has gotten trapped in my wipers every on occasion.
  13. That's one hell of a subtle joke you relayed there.
  14. So is alcohol but I bet he still partakes in a glass of wine from time to time. He looks the sort.
  15. Of course we should remember that following the decision by the UK government not to hold a referendum on Europe some Brighton judge said a manifesto is not a legally binding document but purely political. So, it's okay for them to let the electorate down and renege on pledges - more so because few people can be arsed voting or vote based habit or personality.
  16. Sorry, but what people say about this is absolutely true. It is nothing more than an extended clip for the sequal. I felt cheated. A decent premise woefully executed. HC has the personality of a McDonalds cleaner while Bell looks like he's on speed throughout and doesn't know what accent to use. And SLJ is hardly the most memorably menacing baddie. He just has a stick which alternately fires electric volts and rope. Frightening! The fight scenes jumping from one location to the next are midly amusing but long gone are the days when special effects could save a movie - we've seen it all before. The only refreshing element is that HC doesn't use his powers for good but only for selfish means until the love element kicks in with that chick from the OC.
  17. Oooh, I'm in the Island then, I could actually make this.
  18. Broke and dislocated my ankle seven weeks ago. Had to have metal pin fitted. Who else has suffered a similar injury and how long before you were fully fit? Only uplifting accounts please. I don't want any horrific stories of never really recovering, turning to drink and drugs and ulitmate suicide bids. I will play football again in the new year, oh I shall
  19. 1. Set up a tropical fish farm in Madagascar to create a medical research centre to find whether they harness any drugs for cures. 2. Train a monkey to steal and travel for a year living off the primate's nefarious loot. 3. Date twins at the same time, play them off each other but claim to everyone else I only have the one girlfriend. Why, you ask, I dunno 4. Slash the tyres of 100 4x4s in one night. 94 is my best to date. 5. Climb Everest but bring a step ladder with me so I can climb just that little bit higher than everyone else.
  20. They were probably combining the size of a basking shark with the look of a porbeagle which are reasonably common in British waters.
  21. It's not so much fun when you have to negotiate libel and contempt laws and when you realise the only way to fund the venture is through advertising and then you get accused of pandering to them and having no objectivity. Oh, and if it does find success it will breed contempt and will then be accused of selling out and becoming mainstream
  22. Hit me once and I'll hit you twice, hit me twice and I'll hit you four times, hit me four times and you will die. You can't outrun a cheetah but you can shoot it in the face. Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, teach him how to fish and he'll turn dull.
  23. Over two hours since this thread began and no one has cracked the joke about suffering from this constant high pitched whine in their ear only to realise it was the wife/girlfriend. Come one people, sort it out.
  24. I've actually started a proper diary - you know, the ones with pens and paper and stuff. I find keeping one very therapeutic, being able to put down how you feel on the page and articulating thoughts. It is also good for consoling yourself. If you find yourself in a difficult situation and know you've been in that situation before then you can refer back to how you felt and dealt with it on the previous occasion. It can also be a good reference point. But I wouldn't want anyone else reading it, God no!
  25. I was think about white dog poo the other day and how it doesn't seem to exist anymore but I got distracted by the idea that 9/11 was actually a US Gov conspiracy. That aside I think people have no idea how to use roundabouts in the Island. I then lit up a fag and thought 'naughty, that's wrong' and put it out, making me angry about the nonsense of puffing on a cancer stick. But that got me even more angry about the nanny state. That aside, I do feel we should be lobbying the government about putting flouride in the water but then I though 'why, for Godsake, why' those idiots in Tynwald haven't a clue, except of course Peter Karran, who's great. Then I hijacked a thread to reminisce about where that old swimming pool used to be, was it near they gay pub or near to the lamp and violin store - remember old Roy, how he made money from that shop I don't know! Anyhow, what thread are we on here?
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