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  1. 31 minutes ago, Mr Shoe said:

    Cyclists use cycle bottles. I have about 12. They last for years. We don't often throw them away - just stick 'em in the dishwasher. 

    They range from £3 to....silly money. 

    It looks like his comment was an attempt at humour. :flowers:

  2. 1 hour ago, b4mbi said:

     Perhaps some form of weedkiller could be sprayed or cutting device employed?

    Most efficient way of doing that would surely be to pull some sort of device  behind a locomotive of some kind..... :)

    You'd think so wouldn't you.

  3. 2 hours ago, Max Power said:

    Hard to estimate but I was shocked to find how many people seem to be dependent on heroin and how many people seem capable of supplying it. I think we need to be cutting the hands off some of the evil scum! There seems to be a state of paralysis within government and the police with regard to dealing with it, probably because those charged with doing so are not able to think on the same level as users and dealers? 

    The police don’t want to eradicate it. To do so would get rid of an easy way for them to manipulate their arrest/conviction figures

  4. 1 hour ago, hissingsid said:

    Obviously you have an axe to grind with him.   Get over yourself all this hate does you no good.

    It would appear that anger drives a few on this forum.

  5. 1 hour ago, Stu Peters said:

    I'm not involved in the TT side of things so don't know the full facts. And if I did I'd probably be best advised not to discuss them on t'internet.

    It’s Manx Forums - no need for facts

  6. 14 hours ago, Cypman said:

    They have constructed a very high quality car park (for only circa 34 cars) in the small remaining space on the Summerland site.  It has a new concrete entrance, electronic warning lights for the tram crossing and has been newly laid with tarmac and marked out  However, the entrance remains gated, but I expect it will open this week in time for TT.

    I wonder where the Fairground accommodation caravans are going this year ? !!!

    My vote would go for them to stay in Manchester.

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  7. 18 minutes ago, Barrie Stevens said:

    The drugs scene was very widespread back then and deals very much at street level.

    One well known and much convicted John Miller was active in the trade. Indeed he had his property confiscated by law.

    Between 1990-93 I worked in The Leisure and Funland amusement arcades in Strand/Castle Street Douglas. Opposite The Leisure was a fast food caff...The Police requested the arcade's CCTV be set up so as to cover the outside of the arcade and the caff opposite. Deals were available from persons sitting in the front window tables of the caff.

    Deals were done by hand up and down the street. We saw it all of the time. Persons would approach each other outside The Leisure and touch hands but kept walking not stopping. Some people would briefly wait under the front awning of The Leisure and pass small packets..One day I had the job of hosing down the front of The Leisure including the signage and awning over the front. This visibly annoyed several persons who would use that area for deals. Water was everywhere and the smartly dressed dealers were angry. They were quite well dressed and shod as I recall. More like they worked in the Finance Sector.

    Other punters would hang around inside the arcade until a messenger came in and told them a deal was ready outside.

    In 1993 at night a 17 year old held us up in Funland using an air rifle which is b y law a firearm. He got nothing because I was so stunned I just called the police and a fire arms response came down....But two WPC arrived first! I said "Armed robbery"..Earlier something similar had happened at the Brown Bobby petrol station. Our fellow got four years and the first CID on the scene was a scruffy herbert in jeans, T-shirt etc who turned out to be from the Manchester Drug Squad and who identified our would be robber instantly. Seems the lad owed his dealer £600.

    About 3 years ago I worked nights at the Villa Marina and drugs were hidden about the site in some of the soft furniture, armchairs, sofas etc. The police then had a nice little Spaniel doggy checking the place out sniffing at times.

    I had to empty the big bins in the foyer and was given hide gloves and tongs due to needles being discarded around the area. Also at the Villa I was on watch when a drug fuelled nutter tried to jump off the roof. Another drugged nut punched his hand through the glass along the covered walk there. Another one took a flying kick at it. A young girl went on a bad trip in the bushes so I had to go out and find her and get an ambulance. All for £6.50 an hour.

    Two or three years before that I was a cleaner in "Colours" club Douglas  and at times found the odd "E" which I gave to the manager although lesser staff offered to buy it. My assistant cleaner found £50 jammed behind a mirror.

    One TT in the early 90s I found a spectacle case containing packets of powder the police told me was amphetamine. Also in the case was a long list of addresses, phone numbers dates and times. I had handed the lot in but shortly after that the local paper ran a news item about several places and persons being arrested and charged in a coordinated drugs bust.

    John Miller asked me to visit him in prison once. It was about something I had written in the local paper about Human Rights. Well I went for the experience. The prison was I think not amused and asked me to volunteer to have my photo taken by a Polaroid camera. Is this usual procedure?

    Shortly after that a scruffy note and £20 was shoved through my door with thanks from one of the Miller family. As someone said, ill gotten gains. You have profited from the illegal drugs trade!

    I dunno! Things just happen to me!






    You think too highly of yourself.


    ETA, This kept going through my head whilst reading your story



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  8. 2 hours ago, Barrie Stevens said:

    Possibly Steven Helwich  I knew him as he was a regular daily in the Leisure and Funland arcades Douglas where I worked 1990-93...The then Governor was ex RAF and had RAF Police or Regiment guard the prison at least externally with dogs as there was said to have been a credible risk of high level escape attempt of the accused by well resourced planners...When the murder occurred lots of young folks dumped their knives in the club and down the Prom. Police said it was an incident just ready to happen....



    Barry the bullshitter strikes again.

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  9. 14 hours ago, Mole62 said:

    Think you could also say that about most of the other professions - medics and accountants spring to mind. 

    I've never been to court with a tenant; the one time it was heading that way she declared herself bankrupt. Other tenants just disappeared. Whenever I've been to arbitration or tribunals (as a tenant as well as a landlord), specific contract terms haven't come into it.


  10. 11 minutes ago, Rog said:

    Back in the day I did that on two consecutive years!  Bloody jelly fish got me on both occasions.  Funny, the water wasn't so cold then, nor was snow in the winter.  Or maybe it's me having got old?

    Nah.  Surely not!

    It was the thought of the jellyfish that prevented me doing it.

  11. 31 minutes ago, Rushen Spy said:

    I think if I ever encounter a Flat Earther in real life, instead of arguing with them I will ask them to draw a picture for me of what the earth really looks like. Then they will be forced to realise how ridiculous their position is.

    It's harder than you think for a non artist to draw a globe...

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  12. 1 hour ago, doc.fixit said:

    it looks as though they've filled in some of the excavations for the track and tarmacked over it............I suppose they will have to dig it up again.....why oh why don't they put it at the side of the road?

    Suppose it goes some way to explaining why it’s going to cost so much. Every section laid/dug up then laid properly

  13. 1 hour ago, dilligaf said:

    I would say that most don’t, no.Lots of the spend is with off island firms or cash in hand stuff like food and clothing 

    I have never believed the figures anyway for what is spent here

    They are on a par with the annual average earnings announcement.


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