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  1. So we'll finally find out what all the fuss was all about? About time, too! Thanks for spotting it.
  2. GD4XXX

    Climate protests

    Not climate campaigners in reality. There is no "climate emergency" that needs addressing on this island (or anywhere else for that matter). These kids are using the climate as a flag of convenience. They're watermellons: green on the outside but red under the surface. But they can't come out as the anti-capitalists they really are as they know that such a position cannot be substantiated to any critical-thinking individual. So they rely on fake/junk science readily provided by the likes of the BBC et al. to try to bring down the system they despise so much on the pretext of global warming etc. Capitalism is far from perfect, I admit it, but it's the least-worst wealth-creating model yet formulated by mankind and infinitely preferable to their precious Communism with its inevitable mass starvations and persecution/imprisonment of all dissenters. I suggest these kids read some history for themselves and see how it always ends.
  3. They might start downloading hard-core illegal porno, though!
  4. I'm with Sure and am having severe delays at present.....
  5. Marrying up with the UK's debt?? No thanks! Things may not look that brilliant here at the moment, but any sensible suitor who's taken a good look at the UK's books would run a mile. And the debt situation in the US and Japan is equally unsustainable if the truth be told.
  6. So you're happy for them to borrow a quarter of a billion even though "they already can't balance their budgets." Curious...
  7. So the government wants to borrow 250 million pounds, adding almost £3,000 onto the national debt for every man woman and child on the island. Might seem tempting to borrow so much money to soften the blow of the upcoming economic slump, but aren't they concerned that rates bills and other forms of taxation here are already at eye-watering levels compared to a couple of decades ago??
  8. Er, I'm talking about Coronavirus here, Bert.
  9. Hi all, When - not if - we get our first case on the island, can some kind soul please let me know. I just want to give the sufferer concerned a big hug and a kiss, get infected myself and get it all over with. All the time I thought there was going to be a sharp peak, I was prepared to isolate myself and avoid all human contact for up to 8 weeks, but now they're moving to tactics that will spread the outbreak out over a year or more.... I can't face staying out of circulation that long - who the hell can? So please PM me. I may even offer a cash reward for a successful infection. Thanks.
  10. No, it's not just here. But how far did that kind of logic go in determining whether or not the Isle of Man should declare a 'climate emergency'?
  11. All these young people bitching about some non-existent 'climate crisis' would find their time less pointlessly wasted by concentrating on real issues that will affect them, like the fact that every man, woman and child on the island owes over 13 grand this current year alone, even though they never signed up to it. They are lumbered with this debt millstone (which is in reality far greater) simply out of being born here. The debt that's being passed on to them was accrued by their parents and grandparents who borrowed as much as the bond markets would countenance. It's a monument to fiscal imprudence; over-spending and living high on the hog with fancy pensions that cannot be afforded. Couldn't be afforded then; couldn't be now, nor in the future. Those youngsters are sure going to be fed up when they twig their elders have been spending like drunken sailors at their expense for decades!
  12. England may have the lowest suicide rate out of the above, but I'm sure it more than makes up for it with the murder rate!
  13. To those of us of a certain age, it lends it a certain nostalgic quality. ;-)
  14. I'll allow that one exception on the grounds that it's irritating DJ-free.
  15. It's the same pretty much everywhere, though. The Germans are honest enough to have a specific word for it: schadenfreude.
  16. Surely most people the police have to deal with are "very irritating" in one way or another. I don't see why that should make her treatment in this instance by the boys in blue and the courts any more punitive.
  17. I believe it was Nietzsche who said, "That which doesn't kill me only makes me stronger" - to which he forgot to add, "but only up to a point!"
  18. Underground car parks?
  19. Er, yes. http://www.radiocaroline.co.uk/
  20. Great to hear this back again on Manx Radio's AM frequency. A million miles better than the cr*p offered by the BBC's radio stations nowadays.
  21. Is this the chap who says he never takes the bus because he doesn't want the death of insects hitting the windscreen to be on his conscience?
  22. Nothing specifically related to the Island; it's just an unfortunate phenomenon throughout the Western World these days. It would have been innovative and inspiring if the Manx parliament could have bucked the trend and shown some spine instead.
  23. It would make a refreshing change if, instead of all these "protections" for the rights of various disparate groupings not to be offended, we could see similar protections afforded to those who risk losing their jobs simply for saying what needs to be said - and what a lot of other people are thinking, anyway.
  24. A disgusting way to treat a kindly old gentleman. An hysterical and totally out of proportion response which I'll bet has made his fragile mental health even worse over the last couple of months. I do hope our wonderful "authorities" actually learn some lessons from this fiasco.
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