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Everything posted by doc.fixit

  1. I've always wondered about this aspect of sentencing. It's only luck that something more serious didn't happen. I rather think that sentencing should be based on the potential to cause injury not on the consequent damage, for instance if you hit a person you have no knowledge of how serious its going to turn out, see the many times the that a victim has fallen, hit their head and died. The perpetrator's excuse, 'I didn't know that would happen'. 'I only drove at a fast speed in the wet, how was I to know I would slide and crash and kill somebody?'.
  2. just flooded hotels and bemused motorists as their vehicles inexplicably steer to the left.
  3. Ah but did they check it's passport or it's right to enter the country?
  4. Sadly, yes. The Isle of Man where the customer comes last.
  5. The long and short of it with this and many so called innovations is, 'customer comes last'.
  6. Chinese build 1000 bed hospital in 5 days! Do you think they can help?
  7. But why? It's so sad that some humans need drugs, booze, fags or other stimulants to lead their lives. Why on earth do folks need adrenelin or anything else? Life is exciting and stimulating without extra chemicals IMO. but then I'm lucky.
  8. How many times have we pointed this out?
  9. Road safety policy today suggests, safety checks, ten year driver tests, speed limits and any other new innovation they can think of. Seems they just want to justify their existence.
  10. Lots going on today but it all seems so confused. holes dug here, filled in there, concrete here concrete dug up there. Hole being dug in a side street. As an engineer I can't see rhyme nor reason, it just seems a chaotic, furious frenzy of un-coordinated disaster. Just STOP! Re-group and do it properly.
  11. perhaps it could be arranged that we are actually told the truth about faults, costs and potential on costs. Also the actual amount of hours that it has actually run compared to how long it has been owned......Then, maybe, fingers could be pointed, blame apportioned and appropriate action taken...........I won't hold my breath.
  12. Anyway, this is a small island with narrow roads and lots of vehicles, for goodness sake, Politicians do your stuff, read the above, no need to spend a lot of cash and just DO IT.
  13. Exactly what I was trying to say. If you notice, I've been saying it for years! Review all roads and LOGICALLY reappraise where and what the speed limit should be.Then, DO IT NOW.
  14. Once again I repeat, we need logical reasons for a particular limit, its location and appropriate level of speed.......then enforce it.
  15. Well my neighbour is from the UK and has opted to continue to receive his UK pension. He thinks its hilarious that not only is his pension greater than mine, (which includes the Manx supplement), he also receives a winter bonus and a heating allowance. Who's the mug?
  16. They should have just gone ahead and put the trams on the prom or not done them at all.
  17. Kirkmichael by pass would have been an excellent project and wouldn't have buggered up the traffic while they messed up building it. Instead they are going to make an almighty mess of the existing road and it still won't work properly.
  18. I agree. No car/taxi firm will lend me a 4x4 to get to work or tow a trailer or carry wood from the beach or put the dogs in or generally use for my needs neither will a bicycle nor public transport work for me or many more like me. This is a small, working, rural island, NOT an urban, elitist, environmentalist's playground!
  19. Traffic didn't need to use the prom! 3 months work at most.
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