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Posts posted by Zarley

  1. 8 hours ago, Banker said:


    Meanwhile bus vannin buses have been reported at Tynwald & elsewhere with cruise passengers!!


    There was a double-decker Bus Vannin bus on Peel prom this morning dropping off about 18 or 20 cruise people. Meanwhile local kids walk to school. Can't make this shit up. 

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  2. 57 minutes ago, Amadeus said:

    Cars are queuing around the block. Manager is nice. Moved over for this gig, seemed surpassingly calm. 




    The music in that video is a weird fusion of elevator and 70s porn. 

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  3. 9 hours ago, Kopek said:

    Hang on there boy, this is only higher echelons who are going in public announcements, the underlying 'bullies' and compliancees will go in a much quieter way,

    ....and who would wish otherwise? Out friends and neighbours  being hung out to dry in the public forum? The higher echelon  have to accept their high pay role means they will be subject to public scrutiny but the foot soldiers? Maybe not so exposed ?

    In other words, don't expect the public removal to continue???

    Perhaps you're right in saying the "foot soldiers" shouldn't be named, but I would hope that at least some information concerning "retirements", resignations and/or outright sackings should be publicly available; information such as in which departments, how many, and importantly, whether or not they'll be replaced. 

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  4. 14 hours ago, manxman1980 said:

    There have been female TT racers for years.  Maria Costello MBE probably being the most famous but there was also Jenny Tinmouth and of course Beryl Swain.

    Isle of Man TT: Meet the women who dare (from 2014)

    Nice little video. Includes a bit about Beryl Swain, the first in 1962. She was banned the next year due misogynistic attitudes prevalent at the time. "Slowly but surely women, the weaker sex, are muscling in on man's domain". 

    I've not seen any mention this year of Julie Canipa, local sidecar passenger. In 2018 she won the Susan Jenness Trophy for Most Meritorious Female. Does anyone know if she raced this year? 


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  5. 18 minutes ago, Bandits said:

    Poor trolling by another idiot who rather than debate the issues just wants to bully and try to discredit posters who express views they don’t like. Nothing said anywhere is a conspiracy. 

    Don't worry, I'm not trying to take your King Troll crown. You wear it so well!

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  6. 16 minutes ago, Bandits said:

    Oh it seems Mr Angry has woken up again. That’s an actual article written by an actual journalist with actual quotes attributed to Paul Phillips. 

    So when an actual journalist writes an actual article with an actual quote, it means that the actual quote couldn't possibly be the opinion of an actual person* who believes in actual conspiracy theories? 

    56 minutes ago, Bandits said:

    Some cracking quotes from Paul Phillips here. He claims that the fans won’t let them make the course safer. Which is of course bullshit


    “Phillips admitted that the TT organizers face a major pushback against attempts to improve safety and avoid deaths. “Of course, there’ll always be some resistance, especially around the safety and risk management stuff. You see people saying, ‘They don’t need to do any of that stuff because the riders know the risks.’"

    That culture that exists around our sport isn’t something I can sign up to," however, Phillips said. "There are avoidable risks and risks that can be managed out, and that doesn’t change the essence of what TT is and the inherent risk that is part of the attraction. What it does do, though, is mean we are a sustainable and responsible organization."

    Winning a race known for its death toll doesn't have a higher value for having cost other peoples' lives. The improved measures this year show that organizers understand the problem but with accidents still proving lethal, there has to be more that can be done, including ultimately changing the course. A safety management system is a good start but it clearly isn't stopping the deaths.”

    Actually, I see so mention of "the fans" in the quotes you posted. That would seem to be a TTanon conspiracy of your own making. 


    *I'm not saying Paul Phillips believes in conspiracy theories. Bandits, on the other hand.....

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  7. 2 minutes ago, Augustus said:

    Since you keep raising it, could you at least try and spell it correctly? Lent is probably what libraries used to do with books. 

    Probably has a lean on his property as well. 

    I thought Lent was a time of year when you're supposed to give up chocolate and/or whiskey? 

  8. 21 hours ago, Kopek said:

    Dave, I don't think many had any idea of the plans at the beginning, they were just saying 'Get on with it'!

    A bit like Brexit then. And that's gone really well too. 

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  9. 2 hours ago, John Wright said:

    No one has lent on me or the forum.

    im not bullying or discrediting an alternative view.

    im posting facts to counter conspiracy theories. Two in one post.

    We don’t get advised, in advance, by the platform providers, about updates, or glitches. Totally outside our control.


    3 hours ago, John Wright said:


    Yes, @Banditsis deep down the conspiracy theory rabbit hole. “They” being used as the blanket descriptor of the alleged oppressor/evil/controller/denier of freedom is always a clue.

    When asked to identify “they”, and then being shown the identification is wrong, he just blunders on.

    The power to invite in para 71 is very rarely and sparingly used. I may not agree with the invitation, but I don’t know the fact matrix. But inquests, coroners inquiries, are really sensitive. I’d hope anyone “invited” would respect the invitation.

    And the veiled hints about technical glitches yesterday being caused by this. Laughable crap. There was a major platform upgrade overnight Thursday/Friday. It’s normal for there to be odd glitches immediately after. 

    I have reliable alternative facts that @Bandits is a founding member of TTanon. Rather than wearing a horned fur hat and carrying a staff, he wears a dark-visored helmet and carries a red flag. 

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  10. 15 hours ago, HeliX said:

    Cost of living crisis, disparity in wealth between gen z/millennials and boomers/gen x...

    I've been thinking along these lines too.

    In past years, many in the younger demographic of TT visitors had a wife and young children at home. The deal was usually that they could come to the TT with mates, provided a holiday abroad was taken during the summer break with the wife and kids.

    I know this from chatting with bikers when I did bar work 15+ years ago, and hotel work more recently. Some would even come back for a holiday with the family during the summer.

    I wouldn't think there are many families who can afford two holidays this year, and probably many who can't even afford one. 

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  11. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-10883417/At-age-50-John-McGuinness-relishing-100th-Isle-Man-TT-start.html 9

    McGuinness on the aftermath of his 2017 crash at the NW200:

    ‘I lost 52mm from my leg,’ he says. ‘They put it in a (fixator) cage and I had to grow it back 1mm a day, so I had to keep using a spanner to unlock the brace every day so it would grow. It wasn’t fun. Even when you get your leg over the missus you would boot her in the shin with a 5kg cage on your leg.’

    And yet he's still racing.

    I hate that competitors die during the TT and MGP (or whatever other names they have for the August racing).

    It obviously can and should be made safer - but in an increasingly risk-adverse world I think it should continue. These people do it because they love it. They're not forced to do it. 

    For the record, I'm not a fan. I've watched one race in over 30 years, just so I could say I've done it. But I "get it". I rode for a bit in my youth and I did some pretty crazy, dangerous things on that Yamaha 500 on rural, little-used back roads. While I wouldn't do such things today, I'd be pretty damn pissed off if someone had prevented me from having that experience and having those wonderful memories. My body, my life, my choice . 

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  12. 1 hour ago, Manx17 said:

    Now that’s not fair, they had tried little paper cut out children on the pavements last year, but you could argue,  was that to catch a nonce or someone speeding. 

    Manx"17"... Is that your age or your IQ?

  13. 30 minutes ago, 0bserver said:


    You could try double bagging it.

    Unless you're talking about double paper-bagging over the... um... larger head, that's a really bad idea. Double bagging is more likely to result in a split johnny. 

    34 minutes ago, Passing Time said:

    Not even the ribbed ones... asking for a friend

    Particularly a ribbed one!

  14. 26 minutes ago, The Phantom said:

    Chamber of Commerce made a pretty good point about trimming down the size of Govt. Huge labour shortage everywhere at rhe moment. Every job in Govt is taking someone our of the private sector that could fill the shortage. 

    Would the private sector even want to employ the government employees who most need to be shown the door? 

    I suppose the pubs might take some on. Do we need more shelf stackers in Tesco or Shoprite?  

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  15. On 5/8/2022 at 9:51 AM, Two-lane said:

    Allinson says visitors will see more "Welcome" signs at the airport:


    Since when is DoI supplying missiles to Ukraine? And is that some sort of new-fangled missile launcher disguised as a crane in the background? 

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