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  1. Bee Manx, Manx Net Who can ever forget Those innocent times Of heroic couplet rhymes A time when posts were funny And often very punny A time when we raised Armies so bad And Vinnie K were nowt but a lad.
  2. Bee Manx, Manx Net Who can ever forget Those innocent times Of heroic couplet rhymes A time when posts were funny And often very punny A time when we raised Armies so bad And Vinnie K were nowt but a lad.
  3. Bee Manx, Manx Net Who can ever forget Those innocent times Of heroic couplet rhymes A time when posts were funny And often very punny A time when we raised Armies so bad And Vinnie K were nowt but a lad.
  4. I remember when this was all funny fields
  5. shouldn't these people be paying for their own transfers to and from the airport to the hospital if they have both the health and means to shop and sight-see? The vast majority of patients are elderly and many infirm. They only get sent away for the more serious and complex illnesses. My experience is that very few of them have the ability or health - or inclination - to 'sight-see" or shop. And there has been a real tightening of those allowed to accompany patients. Hard to tell who can afford it, but most are pensioners, not always the most affluent people.
  6. And when the Bridgewater staff spot a Manx patient at the airport not looking totally competent, they set off down the airport and get a wheelchair for them and wheel them across the road to their mini-buses - and on the return journey, go back into the airport, retrieve a wheelchair, bring it to the vehicle and then wheel them across the road to the airport. Seen it happen dozens of times - will the new drivers be doing that I wonder?
  7. He took a very active part in sorting out the mess at the MEA after it all went wrong, - and he took NO payment for years of work on that board. Unlike previous board members who paid themselves handsomely for being on all sorts of committees of the MEA.
  8. No extra money. A mealy mouthed sham. Should have given refuge to a couple of dozen over the next few years as having made the effort to get all this way they would no doubt have worked, paid taxes, and contributed to our society. That's what the vast majority of refugees who get off their arse to make the effort, do. They would have been a benefit. As it is Government has been scared to upset the winging masses who are scared of foreigners - and that includes several MHK's - who have no moral compass.
  9. Plenty of cycling families over here - it's a big community - who could offer some Homestay type accommodation. And this is a big event in cycling. If the Isle of Man can do it well - and past experience shows that we do organise sporting events well - people will want to come back here again and again. Cyclists, professional or amateur seek out hills. And we have plenty. Well worth the Government subsiding this event a bit more, even making a loss - and thereby investing in getting future events and visitors.
  10. Just reading his latest book, "When you Dead, You Dead" He earns £12 and hour as a truck mechanic, and there is no way he will be changing his lifestyle. He says he is not short of money but he doesn't need much if they way he lives is correct.
  11. Surely he should has signed off as "Biffo" Work it out....
  12. As above - and he should have said something like: "We look back with fondness on the great service Demesne Road and Tynwald Street Schools provided for over a century, and thank all those who worked there , not always in the best conditions, to give our children the best start in life. But now they have been replaced by this fabulous school - which has the 'Wow' factor - and which will hopefully be an inspiration to young children going here and make them happy in their time here. And I hope that will give them the enthusiam, to enjoy all their schooldays and help them to achieve
  13. As I said before, Ramsey had a buzz as a shopping destination in the 70s/80s, later replicated at Tynwald Mills. It could get it back, but it will need a bit of imagination, and needs to gain a reputation for specialist shops. There are still some market towns in England which have not got the multiple 'identikit' town centres and Ramsey is in that category. It just needs someone with vision to make it financially attractive to specialist shopkeepers and to market the whole town. That is your mission Mission.....
  14. I note that 'Ramsey' is top of the Twitter trends at the moment. The DED will be quids in tonight.
  15. To the committed TT regulars, Bushy's is synonymous with the TT. They come back year after year, lots of them with Bushy's as their focus point. The prominence of Bushy's and the fun it created in the 90's is largely the reason for the renewal in the popularity of the TT since the dog days of the eighties. I bet Martin has brought a lot more TT visitors to the Island than any UK Vision 9 type promoter or the DED will ever get near. Martin should pay them a peppercorn rent of a fiver a year to use TT on his badges and DED could save face and sort the whole stupid idea out in second
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