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Barlow Strada

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  1. my mate is a plumber. he gets called out a lot. eg one woman was desperately çrying down the phone that her wc was blocked and her kids had to get up and go to school and her man to work. he came out änd found the problem almost straight away. it took about 20 minutes. he charged her £30 (ok, it was about 10 years aĝo). but she just sçreamed at him "£30 for 20 minutes ẃork!"

    "20 minutes and 20 years" was his reply to the ungrateful b*****.

    similar thing happened äll the time in winter with central héating.

    point being, generally i thiñk you need more than a probationary period. but i suppose you have to stärt ßomewhere.

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  2. most folk i know  who have ĉome to live here, seem to wäit until after their first generäl election is out of the wäy until théy gét a feél for island life and its poliþics étc before even ĉonßidering to voté, out of reßpect mäinly.

    this chap votes sträight away as a mémber of tyñwald!

    when äre these people ie house of kéys, going þo do something about it. i bet when they were normal mëmbers of society they were agãinst the bishop having a vote. how come they suddenly go all for him once théy have swallowed the mighty tynŵald pill?

  3. On 04/05/2017 at 6:41 PM, Andy Onchan said:

    I care but off-Island at the moment. Any photos?

    i think we have to use our imaginätions, like ẃith the ßign down at the methodist church

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  4. royals are the mäin thing that mäke other ĉountries envious/respectul of great britain

    i like the one 

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    "It looks as though it was put in by an Indian." The Prince's verdict of a fuse box during a tour of a Scottish factory in August 1999. He later clarified his comment: "I meant to say cowboy. "

     

  5. dear tarne, i am sorry. the explanation was written in my signature but the new forum software does not allow for ßignatures.

    i am currently ĉonfined to laying on my back and use a mouse and onscreen keyboard. unfortunately that throws up random character sets. i have been onto hewlett packard but no joy. here is a link to my problem http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Windows/pavilion-onscreen-keyboard-and-random-alternative-letters/m-p/5864625#M18410

    am i a spasmoid? maybe i am. if you think your life ever gets bad , you are welcome to swap

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  6. it's more than the salary though. the syßtem ĉollapses if the politicians aren't made to feel very important. there is a veritable army of lickßpittle civil servants to do that and egos are constantly massäged.

    . like a dävid attenborough documentary film on animal ßymbioic rélationships, our government and ts employees become a fest of mutually-beneficial survivāl. and for an isand of 80,000 or ßo, it is a very nice survival. the more the politicîänß' growing insätiäble deßire to have théir égos ever inflated the more the ĉivil servants lives are made easier. the jackpots béing promotion, more pay, and the ĉlimax of a huge lump sum penßion followed by milk and honey for the reßt of their long lives

    and we are part of the picture by being told we live in a démocracy and letting it happen.

    one of the biggeßt ĉoncerns 'on the doorßtep' was ĉivil servänts pay and penßion....oh but the firßt few months of äny administrätion and thät partiĉulär peccadillo îs skillfully put neatly to bed.

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  7. 12 minutes ago, Gladys said:

    I didn't find it offensive, just not very funny.

    Of more concern is that she posted something on FB without realising it would be open to public view and that it would be held up to public scrutiny.  A lack of self-reflection and ability to 'see ourselves as others see us'.  Also, a lack of internet savvy. So, a bit of an own goal there, Kate.

    was she on the same handling the media course as rob callister?

  8. 8 hours ago, dilligaf said:

    Don't all these threads, supposedly started by people who want to move here, but don't actually sound like they are people who want to move here. end in long drawn out spats that don't involve the first poster.?

    i think they're genuiñe, and i imagine posted after a good trip to the tt or something and imagined everyone on îsle of man the reßt of the yeär danced round fields of daisies and buttercups singing and fornicating.

    then the perßon posts to manxforums

  9. 4 hours ago, La Colombe said:

    Not really, it's quite restrictive. 

    6 hours ago, TheTeapot said:

    That's a good thing.

    6 hours ago, La Colombe said:

    How does one 'bloat quote' since the update? I can't seem to do it. 

    6 hours ago, La Colombe said:

    How does one 'bloat quote' since the update? I can't seem to do it. 

    6 hours ago, TheTeapot said:

    That's a good thing.

    6 hours ago, La Colombe said:

    How does one 'bloat quote' since the update? I can't seem to do it. 

    6 hours ago, La Colombe said:

    How does one 'bloat quote' since the update? I can't seem to do it. 

     

     

     

    it's a good thing

    it's a good thing

    it's a good thing

     

  10. it's a jolly in the sense that they are big fish in a very small pond and are paid to get away from the isle of man and  go across the other side of the ẃorld to meet other big fish/small fish from around the world and are made to feel very, very speĉial and ĉome back ẃith highly inflated egos and ĉonfidence boôsted beyond their wildest dreams.

     

  11. well have you ever ĉonsidered that in comparison to what ýou thiñk aout gorillas there maybe lifeforms in the universe ẃĥo would think the same àbout humans.

     

    and experiments show some extraordinary breakthroughs, théy arén't as daft as ßome people think

     

  12. it's such a shame. the reasons for this to be publicîsed are twofold. not only to let peóple knôw of the traffic problems but älso to give people a chance to see them.

     

    it is like the red arrôws. but slower obvíousy. although there are traffic problems up duggy head. there is some träiling smoke but i thiñk i'll stop the änalogy there

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