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Zarley

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  1. 9 minutes ago, hissingsid said:

    Why should law abiding drivers who pay vehicle tax take the long meandering coast road and miss the great scenery that makes a drive to Ramsey a pleasure ?     

    While I agree with much of your post, what sort of scenery can you see on a day like today? I'd be using the coast road in these conditions, just to avoid the idiots who insist on driving like it's a fine sunny day regardless of how foggy and/or wet it is in reality. 

    ETA: on a day like today you should be paying close attention to the road and other (possibly idiotically insane or insanely idiotic) drivers rather than gawping at the scenery anyway.  

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  2. 3 hours ago, 2bees said:

    You could be fined, I think it’s £2000 for not bringing your bin in, I saw it on the side of a bin wagon and have been worried about it ever since.

    Is that perhaps a Douglas bylaw? I don't live in Douglas and I've never seen or heard anything about a fine in my area. My bin doesn't obstruct anything so I don't know what the point would be.

    Some of my neighbours have worse things in their front gardens than a bin. If they're worried about aesthetics I could direct them to worse offenders than me. 

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  3. 2 hours ago, Barlow said:

    As mentioned below, the Abortion Bill simply brought IoM into line with other jurisdictions. Cannabis is a whole new ball game. 

    How is cannabis a "whole new ballgame" when it's being legalised in more and more jurisdictions every year? A cannabis bill would also bring us into line with them.

    How much more taxpayers' money must be wasted on policing pot, prosecuting "potheads" and the costly incarceration of people for a few joints, before these stupid anti-cannabis laws get changed?

    I could perhaps understand it if people high on pot continually committed violent assaults like people drunk on alcohol do... Oh but wait, possessing and consuming alcohol is legal. If I had my way, I'd legalise pot and outlaw alcohol. It's certainly the more damaging of the two drugs, by FAR.  

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  4. On 10/16/2021 at 9:06 AM, Omobono said:

    also the poisoned  cup  at the Office of fair trading , who will take on the might of Manx Telecom and Manx Gas  on behalf of the consumer ,  as the last 2 incumbents have discovered its become a graveyard for politicians ,mainly because its a toothless tiger ,big job to be done here ! as prices continue to rise ,

     

    Someone should start a GoFundMe page to buy dentures for the OFT. 

     

     

    But seriously, why can't OFT be given some real powers?

  5. 2 hours ago, Omobono said:

    I think you are incorrect ,they are still ministers until they  are replaced  ,and that doesn't happen until  the new boys are given their warrant and authority  form the Lt Governor  ,wait for the line up next week and the picture of the new boys holding their certificates !

    New boys? New boys??? Let's hope this time around it's new boys and girls, rather than just a new old boys club.

    Although I would prefer new men and women. Semantics I know, but I get fed up with grown women constantly being referred to as girls, much more often than men are referred to as boys. It's one of my pet peeves.

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  6. Just now, Zarley said:

    I was just thinking earlier that if he doesn't announce his ministers etc by tomorrow (Friday) morning, then perhaps people aren't as willing/happy to work with him as claimed. 

    Meant to add... I would have thought he already had his ministers lined up in his head before the CM election took place. It doesn't normally take this long, does it?

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  7. 5 hours ago, Max Power said:

    I could live with bins in back lanes, it's the ones left out at the front of houses permanently that get my goat!

    I have my bin at the front of my house because I got sick of my neighbours filling the damn thing every week. I only produce one or two bags a week and it's a bit ridiculous when I can't fit them in my bin. Where I live if the bin is the slightest bit open, the seagulls have a field day and make a huge mess - to which I'm unwilling to contribute.

    And no, I can't put the bin in the back garden. It has to live outside my back gate because it won't fit through and there's nothing I can do about it (I rent).

    I'm not a huge fan of having it in front of the house, but it beats having nowhere to put my rubbish. 

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  8. Just now, Ham_N_Eggs said:

    Who's to say she is not that way inclined? 

    Wasn't the impression I ever got from her, and I guess I missed her advance indication of intent that Joe speaks of on the previous page. 

  9. 1 minute ago, Will Halsall said:

    I thought Watterson voted for Allinson?

    Yes I was thinking I was sure "and Mr Speaker" was said when giving Allinson's votes, but the at the end Moss said by process of elimination it was Watterson and Wannenburgh.

  10. 2 minutes ago, Ramseyboi said:

    Which idiots spoiled their papers/chicken out of making a decision/tried to be all cutting edge and trendy by wanting a “progressive” candidate.

    Shoukd be thrown out

    Watterson and Wannenburgh. 

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  11. 10 hours ago, triskelion said:

    This thread is a pretty solid indication of why popularly electing the chief minister is a poor idea:

    • People posting misunderstandings or incomplete information as absolute facts
    • Most people don't know how National Insurance is calculated or used, but think they've got what it takes to competently assess policy
    • Endless ranting about minutiae like wigs, or the Bishop
    • Believing the government should be doing much more with much less, but will then complain about any cuts in services

    Bashing the Bishop is a time-honoured Manx Forums pastime, regardless of thread topic.

  12. 18 minutes ago, Boris Johnson said:

    Women are drawn to power, which really makes this even more unlikely.

    Not only that, but he's shown us again and again that he doesn't have much respect for women in general. He's not even good looking and has no dress sense. I can't for the life of me imagine what the attraction could be. I'm surprised he ever managed to find a wife, let alone an alleged lover. Blows my mind.

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