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  1. You appear to read selectively. every post made by Stu Peters includes the disclaimer: The views expressed here are STRICTLY mine. They do not necessarily reflect those of my employer clients, who I am certainly not the official spokesman for. Correct. That Stu comes on here and speaks with clarity and sense is commendable. Especially as an individual treated rather abysmally, imo, by the management of the institution he seeks to uphold. There are some questions that just cannot be answered, nor speculation clarified, by Stu. Were Ronnie to have his way, the whole nuance of our local radio will disappear into the ether. The bland leading the blind....
  2. Er.... A pubic wig also.
  3. That just about sums it up, but unlike the 'film fiasco' - lives could be at risk here ''lives could be at risk here...'' And in may/june will you still be spouting the same moral equivalence? A 40mph emergency stop with 50 kids seated & 90+ kids standing (because some DCCL fuckwit decided that was the way forward) could potentially be a very serious incident. I can’t compare the morality of this with an adult crashing a motor bike personally. Personally, that wasn't the point of my post....
  4. PG's always had a problem with scale, from the magic roundabout to his impression of the size and influence of the rock. On Stu's show recently he said if the Island stopped making charitable donations we'd lose our ''standing and influence on the world stage'' and it would be noticed by other donor-countries. So true, he's a numpty. I wouldn't trust him with a box of matches.... Do you really expect to be taken seriously with 'school playground' comments like that last one. Phil has proved himself over many many years to be an honest and truthful person who really cares for the Island, its language and traditions. Not just for what he can get out of it. He will I am sure still be here doing the same when many of the so-called 'experts' we have imported over recent years, have long gone. I'm not in the least bit concerned whether anyone takes me seriously or not and i care just as much as you about the Island, just in a different way. Because i don't conform to your nationalistic (and rather naive view as far as i'm concerned) sense of what constitutes loyalty to the flag it doesn't detract from my love of the place that formed me. I don't see any sense in living in the past and consistently hanging-on to bygone eras where the days were always sunny and you could leave your door open, ad nauseum.... The Island has to adapt to modern times, to evolve once again and my opinion is that those who 'rule' have only a vague grasp of what is required to move things forward. The man in question personifies all that is backward in our society; he's of the worst of the populist bandwaggoners/granny-farmers etc. He's also done time for a serious criminal offence yet was allowed to creep his way back in to the 'ruling class' without a stir! I'm all for rehabilitation of offenders but such largesse doesn't seem to extend to other unfortunates. Think what you will Manxie, the people of this Island need change and this guy and most of his cohorts haven't got what it takes to implement the necessary. Read between the shallow sound-bites and empty utterances of obfuscation and procrastination then you might see the real substance of our merry-men, robbing the poor and giving to the rich. Mr Gawne is in an ideal position to lay the way forward for sustainable farming & fisheries To do so in these straitened times would be a major achievement for him & do much to boost his position, both in government & with the electorate Well that's fine and dandy but as he's been around for such a long time, why aren't we seeing this in practice? The last time i looked, the majority of the vegetables, meat and fish were imported. And what about the subsidies paid out? Is this one of his policies too?
  5. But why is this of relevance to your thoughts on him being a numpty or not being trusted because your comments here seem to reflect more of an annoyance (or more) at the fact that you think he got off lightly. I don't even know what his sentence was, not even interested to be honest. He, amongst others, epitomises the junk-politics that stultify progress at a time when clear and forward thinking should be paramount. This makes me fucking angry and fires me up. 'Numpty' is too soft a word for he and his ilk, but it'll do. As far as trusting him, well, to be honest there's very few of them that i might put my trust in, to do what is required. Most of what they say and do i see as self-serving, job-preserving nonsense that makes me burn with contempt. There is a lighter moment in his crime; he fired the wrong house and used a Lada as a getaway car! You couldn't make it up!
  6. That just about sums it up, but unlike the 'film fiasco' - lives could be at risk here ''lives could be at risk here...'' And in may/june will you still be spouting the same moral equivalence?
  7. Shame on you Stu, engaging in battle with un-armed men....
  8. PG's always had a problem with scale, from the magic roundabout to his impression of the size and influence of the rock. On Stu's show recently he said if the Island stopped making charitable donations we'd lose our ''standing and influence on the world stage'' and it would be noticed by other donor-countries. So true, he's a numpty. I wouldn't trust him with a box of matches.... Do you really expect to be taken seriously with 'school playground' comments like that last one. Phil has proved himself over many many years to be an honest and truthful person who really cares for the Island, its language and traditions. Not just for what he can get out of it. He will I am sure still be here doing the same when many of the so-called 'experts' we have imported over recent years, have long gone. I'm not in the least bit concerned whether anyone takes me seriously or not and i care just as much as you about the Island, just in a different way. Because i don't conform to your nationalistic (and rather naive view as far as i'm concerned) sense of what constitutes loyalty to the flag it doesn't detract from my love of the place that formed me. I don't see any sense in living in the past and consistently hanging-on to bygone eras where the days were always sunny and you could leave your door open, ad nauseum.... The Island has to adapt to modern times, to evolve once again and my opinion is that those who 'rule' have only a vague grasp of what is required to move things forward. The man in question personifies all that is backward in our society; he's of the worst of the populist bandwaggoners/granny-farmers etc. He's also done time for a serious criminal offence yet was allowed to creep his way back in to the 'ruling class' without a stir! I'm all for rehabilitation of offenders but such largesse doesn't seem to extend to other unfortunates. Think what you will Manxie, the people of this Island need change and this guy and most of his cohorts haven't got what it takes to implement the necessary. Read between the shallow sound-bites and empty utterances of obfuscation and procrastination then you might see the real substance of our merry-men, robbing the poor and giving to the rich.
  9. I thought you were just joking and we were playing a silly game of 'You're wrong'. Didn't realise you were serious. Ok, SMUJ comments on the Bunscoill and the reference to teaching ignorance (meaning Manx) were what I thought were ignorant. Aside from my first thoughts that you can't teach ignorance and that Manx itself isn't ignorance, the Bunscoill doesn't just teach Manx, which appears to be what SMUJ thinks. It teaches all the same subjects that other primary schools do. In that way...SMUJ is ignorant on this matter. If SMUJ could have a valid objection to the school it could only be from the basis of having a dislike of Manx being the medium through which these subjects are taught. But the evidence appears to be that is has more benefits than being taught in English. If I had kids and I had the option of sending them to a school where they either taught the kids through English or through Yiddish, Aramaic, Basque or Klingon then I would opt for these other languages. Makes kids brighter than learning through English. I suppose it is a shame that kids are not taught French, German, Spanish continuously throughout other Primary Schools and not taught through English. Where is the evidence that subjects taught in Manx appear to be more beneficial as opposed to English? The Buns appears to be the last bastion in the promotion of Manx and i see it as having a novelty-value only. Obviously, were it not a dying language and spoken commonly it would be a different matter, but it isn't. So surely in this respect it's a waste of time and possibly resources? My question is, is teaching subjects in Manx a necessity or vain novelty? You personally encourage choice, but do these kids have any choice? Or is it trendy parents thinking that it's a good thing for their kids, or them, the parents? In another thread you state that by default all kids are atheists. And i agree with you whole-heartedly, so by the same premise, is not English our 'default' language? How does Manx figure when compared to the advantages of Spanish, German, Polish et al? Surely, the teaching of second languages is a good thing but what are the advantages of teaching Manx when considered in the world-view? How much value does it bestow in these kids' future? Maybe this explains SMUJ's use of ''ignorance'', in this context....
  10. probably right! the manx wouldnt know how to start a fire lol Can think of one mhk who could prove you wrong....... Go on then spill the beans You're perhaps showing your age here YHY. Numpty-Dumpty...
  11. Watch it, my dad's bigger than your dad.... Sorry LDV, i see nothing fundamentally wrong with SMUJ's post. Please enlighten me as to how you reached your conclusion of ''gross ignorance''.
  12. I think you'll find you're wrong.... Again
  13. Oh dear. That sort of thinking displays gross ignorance. Oh dear. The irony...
  14. quilp

    Flu Vaccine

    'We', being you pair of paranoid androids. A right couple of 85's so you are....
  15. Begorrah! There was i thinking your origins were of that line! Tattoo's/piercings, always have been, and probably still are in the minds of some, an indication of status/identity/celebrity. Mate of mine, local 'hard man', well known around town, had 'love and hate' tattooed across his knuckles on either hand. This was fine, until he lost his little finger, left hand. Now it read's 'love and hat'.... Edited to add that yes, i'm ''illustrated'' but not at all nicely-displayed.
  16. Whatever. I like the guy and think he is more genuine than the rest put together. Sharp as a beach-ball...
  17. The best part of him ran down his mothers leg....
  18. Have you seen his haircut? Probably still ask's for a singe...
  19. We won't need such brash corporatisation - you'll know Tesco are sponsoring when the conductor asks if you want onions. Looks like that driver's hanging on to his....
  20. quilp

    Blue Lights

    Well the present is always best for taking the piss out of the police. The incident would be an entirely different matter. My mistake there. My Latin is shite and I thought "Tempus Frugit" translated to "Present Time". Google informs me that it means "Time Flies" so my post could not be read as intended. Still not sure why Manxy 44 posted what they did in post #21. By the way, I may sound "bitchy" but I am Male not Female Glad you cleared that one up, for a moment i thought you were Mrs. Gawne, Mr. Gawne....
  21. PG's always had a problem with scale, from the magic roundabout to his impression of the size and influence of the rock. On Stu's show recently he said if the Island stopped making charitable donations we'd lose our ''standing on the world stage'' and it would be noticed by other donor-countries. I wouldn't trust him with a box of matches.... At least he had the courage of his convictions (sic). Paid a high price too. The mans heart is in the right place. Maybe but his brain is in his arse! How so ? How many examples do you want? 1 or 2 would do. 'Carbon Selector' gave you 1 and 2 in a previous post that i'm still pissing myself over...
  22. 'Tis surely debatable as to whether tattoo's have existed longer than the shovel. Tribal markings and tattooing, of sorts, are ancient and probably pre-date alphabetical writing. It's all about symbolism. The Picts and Celts were mad for it. Still beyond ya...?
  23. PG's always had a problem with scale, from the magic roundabout to his impression of the size and influence of the rock. On Stu's show recently he said if the Island stopped making charitable donations we'd lose our ''standing on the world stage'' and it would be noticed by other donor-countries. I wouldn't trust him with a box of matches.... At least he had the courage of his convictions (sic). Paid a high price too. The mans heart is in the right place. You must be joking, yes?
  24. PG's always had a problem with scale, from the magic roundabout to his impression of the size and influence of the rock. On Stu's show recently he said if the Island stopped making charitable donations we'd lose our ''standing and influence on the world stage'' and it would be noticed by other donor-countries. So true, he's a numpty. I wouldn't trust him with a box of matches....
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