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Everything posted by Beelzebub3

  1. I doubt the old sea wall would be up to the job of protecting the IRIS tanks, much easier to let the shingle on the beach take force of the sea.
  2. HA HA😁 Best of luck with that! The Dfe do not know what it costs to run, do you really expect an honest answer? You have not got a snowballs chance in hell. When all the bills for Government workers overtime come at end of the month the GMP would be absolutely stunned. If you really want the truth on cost's ask for a breakdown of overtime from Friday 27 through to Monday 13 June on all staff Police/DOI/DEFA DHSC then you will have an idea of how much profit IOM Gov make😁
  3. At £58 one-way I am surprised to see anyone on board😁
  4. The other half was 20 mins from Bristol airport and flight cancelled, only alternative is on Wednesday evening as Monday flight fully booked. Tim needs to be asking questions as the Island needs a reliable carrier, it is not the end the world for the missus as she gets to stay with grandkids a bit longer and I have a few days to tidy up 😁😁😁
  5. The gear was replaced after 10 years but it was brand new 3rd world equipment which was designed in the 70s and always replaced with "like for like" rather than updating the qear, of course that would have meant sending the fitters and operators on training courses etc. The chap told me that only the DOI management would not accept that the methods used were antiquated even the guys from across who supplied the kit were amazed.
  6. The equipment currently used by the DOI has not been updated since the 70s, although they spent £100.000s on new machines they could have purchased the same kit used by the UK contractor's for the money they spent on converted wagons and thermoplastic boilers x3 and replaced them with one wagon that would do all the edgelines/centrelines going with the flow of traffic thus reducing the need for additional traffic management and road closure's etc. this idea was put to higher management but was not acted upon because they did not like change, I know this 'as fact' as the chap in charge at the time was quite enthusiastic about changing the way it was done at the time. His idea that one machine doing all the lining with 2 crews working 18 hours a day would save money as the paint marking machines/wagons would not need replacing hence the saving. This was 10 years ago I think the chap involved at the time is no longer with the DOI.
  7. Not much point in working your bollock's off to give it away at the end of the month on rent/mortgage/utility bills/socialising and paying though the nose to visit your family/friends on the adjacent islands, until these issues are addressed there will always be recruitment problems especially with lower paid staff. Most high flyer's are in stable positions across and would not move here because of the aforementioned issues. I have family members who would love to come back, however they are much better of where they are in the SW of England.
  8. Yes, attach your vaccination pass with QR code to your flight operator and produce and scan on entry to arrival airport. The process only takes a few minutes extra and is relatively simple. Enjoy your trip.
  9. Did a trip to Tenerife last month Spanish locator form was easier to complete than Manx landing form.
  10. We pay over the odds for road tax, and let's be honest the DOI are top heavy with administration leaving no money to employ staff able to carry out proper maintenance, if the money generated from car tax was properly spent on a planned maintenance schedule you wouldsoon see an immense improvement on our roads.
  11. I had covid on the 8 November confirmed by a PCR test my wife also had the virus, unfortunately she is in the vulnerable class and really never suffered more than a sore throat for a couple of days, I had a cough and a splitting headache for over a week no taste or smell (try cooking without both) although it overall was no worse than a bad cold. We both have had both jab's and awaiting booster although that has been put back until 22 Dec but thankfully we have come out alright.
  12. I am beginning to warm to TC he has grown a pair of balls and not afraid to speak up about past failures however, how he deals with the said issue's will be the real "proof of the pudding" in my eyes. I sincerely hope he comes good and gets to grips with the management at DOI he has made a start with Black now he needs to go down the chain of command and get rid of the other wasters in the Department, then we may see a change in attitude towards public spending and might even restore a little faith in the DOI.
  13. Three quarters way built? I was at the site 4 weeks ago and there was fuck all on site apart from rusting diggers and brew hut's, if they say they have spent £40million on that site someone wants strung up by the bollocks and displayed in Clayton Sq to prevent further squandering of public funds.
  14. You can not die from "passive drinking" or inhale alcohol as far as I know.
  15. There in lies the problem, if no one has responsibilty nothing gets done, they need "heads" to ensure that they are accountable. I cannot understand why ie Minister Crookall cannot ask Jeff Robinson why the Road markings around the TT course have yet to be completed 3 months after removal, JR walks into the Sea Terminal every morning along with all the other higher executives and not one of them can see that the site is a mess, they could easily make a phone call and arrange that a couple of staff get to site and tidy the place up ffs commonsense should prevail and if Robinson cannot see that there is a major problem, and if the excuse is its not under my watch it is he is a public servant responsible to the tax paying public. ps the Airport is a shithole also, been through a couple of times this last while and you would need an iron lung to get through the smokecloud at the entrance just an idea move it across the road to the ugly grassed plantless area and place a few shrubs and plants around to try and disguise it from the public eye.
  16. It would be very interesting to know how much is spent on actual maintenance ie staff on the ground filling potholes/patching existing roads and doing a permanent fix? how much does the Road marking team cost annually as they are clearly losing a fighting battle trying to keep up with the current backlog (which I had mentioned over 3 months ago) there does not seem to be any rush in completing outstanding work of all descriptions associated with Highway maintenance. DOI management must have blinkers on everytime they leave the Sea terminal as they are not reporting any defects and if they are, they clearly are not acted upon. DOI not fit for purpose is being very generous. I would be a lot less courteous and say the DOI is a complete shambles and should be brought to book with immediate effect. I would have all management around the table and find out who is not doing what they are getting paid for. Come on TC start earning your keep and get this show back on the road. "pardon the pun"
  17. Keeps a few people in work, other than that it is an unnecessary kerfuffle!
  18. The problem is, they had a clean sheet to play with, all the services could have been renewed and laid accordingly, and the cannot use the excuse that the services had to be kept alive as they could have been by-passed as they have done on Pulrose bridge, due to lack of proper planning and managing the whole job has been big one almighty fuck up from start to finish and heads should roll, they have started the ball rolling with NB now it should be JR closely followed by IL.
  19. Mr IL the Viv Nicholson of the Isle of Man transport world "spend spend spend" the gift that keeps on giving is his only skill of note, apart from being an "obnoxious twat" that is.
  20. No it would not have been wise, hence the reason for the test, although if I had not done the LTF I would have thought I had a cold and carried on as normal and spread the virus throughout the rest of the clan. as regards charging for LFTs I would gladly pay £1 a go for them, but there are folk out there struggling to put food on the table and paying for LFTs would be down their priority list, sometimes in life we have to look after people who are less fortunate than ourselves and if that means passing out free LFTs to protect the less able in our community that is fine by me.
  21. I was feeling a bit rough over the weekend and was due to visit my father who is 89 so decided to do an LFT, glad I did, both my wife and I were tested both positive with the virus, I feel ok today although the missus is feeling a bit sick but no coughing etc. I am all in favour of LFTs they do have a place.
  22. I have had a run around the TT course and the roads are in a terrible state, there will need to be a lot of work commencing early in the New Year if the TT is to go ahead, the road marking alone will take up a lot of the DOI resources nevermind the surface defects,. I have noticed in lots of areas the surface has started to break up, therefore requiring major works, this is usually a plane and overlay and there is a lot of that needed all Island, not just on the TT course. I think that a little part of £400million loan will be required to get the Infrastructure up to an acceptable level before any racing will be fit take place, mind you I am no expert, but I know a little bit about the Island's roads.
  23. Maybe the designer is colour blind!
  24. By the time TT2022 comes round he will need a tractor to get around the course in one piece.
  25. Another more suitable quote is "you can put lipstick on a pig, it is still a pig"
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