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    Who knew it

    Important in what way? Whoever comes up with an effective cure for the common hangover will make gazillions of pounds, and save the worlds employers huge numbers of lost manhours. Maybe not as worthy as some other things they could be researching, but let’s face it if we come up with cures for every illness and people all start living even longer that brings a whole new raft of problems we would need to find solutions to.
  2. How did we survive? By living a damn site more comfortably and with way more luxury than those who were born 100, 200, 300 years etc before us.
  3. The grief she has had online for taking on a fairly impossible task and for ultimately making decisions based on the advise of civil servants who would have given the same advice to any minister, is pretty grim to be honest. I don’t blame her for standing down, and I can’t see all the armchair experts making it very likely that people will be queuing up to take the position nor stand for keys next time there is an election.
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    2018 phone book

    Nothing to do with population. Entirely to do with lots of people ditching landlines, and businesses realising that the stupid amount of money to advertise in The yellow pages is much better spent on google/Facebook/website.
  5. I am obviously in the miniroty but didn’t see an issue with the doi response. they apparently had six gritters/ploughs out, why would they have any more when we hardly need them. the snow wasn’t really deep enough to plough without damaging the road in most places. i assume they leave the mouth rain as it would take a load of resource and there are other routes without needing the road open. i saw them out gritting loads. Grit/salt doesn’t stop snow settling. i saw them gritting pavements. people complain their estates and the footpaths weren’t cleared need to give their heads a wobble. Pick up a shovel you lazy goons. there were weather warnings for at least 36 hours before it snowed. Either stick some snow socks and a shovel in the car, or make sure you have your petrol/milk etc and leave space on the roads for people who need to get to and from work, and learn to drive or stay home. pathetic. Everyone expects to be spoon fed. A bloke at our work didn’t come in because he “couldn’t get off his cul de Sac”. It’s about 40 yards and only needed track for the Tyres clearing. Him and his lazy neighbors could have had it done in under an hour but instead expected the ski to do it.
  6. No mail order needed. The advert isn’t broadcast, it’s stored on your own sky box (in targeted post codes) and played at a point that sky tell that particular ad break to include an ad from on your box. nobody from off Island will have seen it as they will have got their own local ads at the time you watched yours.
  7. We always had our bonfire and set our fireworks off on douglas beach. i can’t remember when they stopped that but always used to be a good evening with loads of groups/families having their own fires down there.
  8. Can’t say I see a massive problem with the roads compared to the UK, never mind a third world country? what do people expect? Every stretch of road and pavement to be smooth, with completely new drainage and faoundation, perfectly lit and weed free? Get real and grow up. The roads are mainly just laid on the existing soil and have been for years.
  9. Another one proving the point I was making. People who are so pissed they shouldn't drive are going to drive regardless of if the limit is no pints, one pint, or two. So making it so that everyone else, the majority of whom are more than capable of figuring out if they are fit to drive after a couple of pints, dart have a drink for risking getting a ban and ending up with no job is draconian and killing out of town pubs. Like I said up thread I don't have a better solution other than letting people use their own brains, which clearly can't be relied on, but anyone who thinks dropping the limit to 0 would make any difference to injuries on the road is deluded. Pissed people will still drive, and people below, at or slightly over the limit don't go bouncing off other cars and causing carnage anyway.
  10. The point was, I can’t remember the last crash where drink was the only factor at anywhere near the drink drive limit. The prom one I had forgotten about, the other kind of proves my point because he was already disqualified so completely backs up the point I was making in my post. With regard to the rest of you post, I have no idea what you are talking about? I probably post about ten times a week and only in a small number of threads.
  11. Agree completely re the drink driving. The way its enforced at the moment means the dicks who get so pissed they are a danger to themselves and others still do, and those of us who might just fancy a drink with a meal or after work don’t because if you have a completely unrelated bump, like someone running into the back of you, you will be breathalised and risk ending up in the paper, fined, without a license or a job. I can’t remember the last drink driving serious accident. I have a feeling it was about 29 years ago in the mountain and the law made stuff all difference. Having said all that. I can’t suggest a better solution because although most of us can be relied on to be sensible it clearly doesn’t apply to everyone.
  12. Not enough to charge sufficiently to allow for bringing a truck back empty after a move if he doesn’t have one lined up coming back on the same dates by the sound of it. Or to adapt his business so that he does collections other than house moves to recoup some of the costs.
  13. Removal firms we deal with through work all saying a definite shift in the last couple of years, and now more coming than going. What would they know though, they are just the blokes doing the job day in day out.
  14. Glen Helen has been empty for a while now. The restaurant in the building behind is still there - I think. food in the LA was good the last couple of times I went. Problem is you give someone a bad experience three years ago and they don’t come back.
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