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Omobono

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  1. and to think they agreed to a clause in the agreement that the Manx vessels can not carry any freight , from or to the terminal , there was an offer on the table for a joint facility in Birkenhead , but vanity reigned over sanity it would be interesting to see a breakdown of the figures and what they have been paying consultants and legals , the senior civil servants involved in this should be hanging their heads in shame ,
  2. Hang on theres skips full of them somewhere , that incident seems to have gone quiet , but what a waste of test kits and now at a time when they are really needed ,
  3. the lights also come on when riders reach other key parts of the course as well and give a very good indication of the riders progress throughout the race , it strikes me that you have never sat in the TT grandstand and watched a race from there, otherwise you would know a little about the subject , its things like this that make the TT unique in the world of road racing ,and a lot of people believe the future of the races also lies in our historic past ,there is literally no where else like it .
  4. And please tell me how will the pit crews know at the grandstand when their rider has gone through signpost corner so they can get ready to refuel them , when they call in at the pits less than 30 seconds away ? don't forget all electronic devices, phones, i pads , radios etc are banned in pit lane , and as riders pass by its impossible to hear the radio coverage from the loudspeakers at the grandstand , for the un initiated thats when the light comes on over their number on the scoreboard , which was an iconic piece of TT history , operated very successfully by the Boy Scouts for over 100 years , what a pity to loose it
  5. Scotland are continuing to extract oil ,and if there is any gas to be had they will be extracting that as well they use the argument they still need the revenue from oil to be able to fund the transformation into Greener energy , the Isle of Man Government had the foresight to purchase the oil and mineral rights in our territorial seas from the crown , so whats wrong with us making sure of what we have under there , and if its viable then with a commercial partner ,, use it to fund our own greener credentials , , we already have a gas infrastructure , we could be producing Hydrogen into the system in 10 years from now , thats how fast things are moving in the real energy world , but fossil fuels will remain with us for many years yet ,and play a big part in the Transition before eventually becoming redundant
  6. That half a million would have been better spent on some new tourism initiative ,or supporting a new event that will bring some tourist money back to the island again , I see Ireland are planning more subsidised ferry crossings for 2022 with deals for car +2 and kids ,and they have more new money for motorsport events I am reliably informed that the classic car rally in the autumn was very popular ,and the significant cash injection into the local economy and Steam Packet will have helped some people to survive the winter, more events like this we need where everyone gets a taste ,
  7. be interesting to see what jersey do to get around the medical profession and the hippocratic oath and how that sits with medics who are regulated by the BMA , people may eventually have a choice ,but I think its many years off yet ,we have a first class palliative care service thanks to hospice ,
  8. Eddie Barrow and Willie Moore of the white city go karts will long be remembered !
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    Legco 2021

    Sadly he still wouldn't have achieved much ,Chris has really never produced anything of substance , a great talker but never delivers the goods ,what the old Manxies call a Yam Yat better watch out a few new kids on the block before the next general election and Chris could be history ,we have seen this happen so many times ,I never dreamed Ann Corlett would have seen him off in September , but she did ,!
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    Legco 2021

    Sadly Juan in uniform is just an insult to those who have fought for their country and actually served in HM armed forces I don't know how he has the neck to attend service related occasions ,dressed up as a commissioned British officer ,and of significant rank ,
  11. Time the courts were throwing the book at some of these drivers , it looks like another inexperienced boy racer , lets hope the CCTV is working down there and the police can get a proper indication of the speed the golf was doing , or what the driver was smoking or snorting at the time !
  12. All I can say is ,its about time they did ! if the DOI is not taken on and re organised it will suck the life and resources right out out government ,and the credibility of the council of ministers will be even more damaged than the last government headed up by the useless and gormless Howard ,concentrate on the priorities , and not the pet projects and nice to have , the infrastructure on this Island has never been so neglected and very little is being properly maintained
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    Farming

    As we are out of the EU now we should be introducing our own incentives for farmers to grow more , especially more vegetables , cereals , there is a massive salad and greens market here . which no one is currently catering for , lancashire is full of polly tunnels even had some strawberries from there last week and with all the horses on the Island most of their food could be locally grown , time for a change in agriculture , if the New Zealanders can manage without subsidy then the Isle of Man should look to see what they have been doing lets get rid of these schemes where the landowner is the prime winner paid for doing nothing , and not the poor young farmer trying to make a living and a start in life ,
  14. No sign of the Cretney effect at Sundays Douglas armistice service and of the other labour MHK and the labourites on the Douglas council couldn't even turn out up pay respect to the fallen in their own community and support the mayor and council , at the Church service , being elected is not all about silly photographs and column inches on the facebook pages , people need to actually see you at some of these important community events .after all you are supposed to be representing them
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    COP21

    I quite agree the quality of Manx tap water is far superior than any of that imported into the island , I would suggest the water quality from some of the EU countries , is very inferior , its just not fashionable for people to drink water out of the tap , and when you go out its an opportunity to get you to buy bottled water , unlike America when you go anywhere for a meal the first thing the server does is pour everyone a glass of water ,for free the cost of importing water into the isle of Man must be astronomical ,and a similar cost when dealing with the waste bottles and plastics perhaps our greener government should introduce a bottled water tax , !
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    COP21

    thats what I worry about when certain Manx politicians state we must be seen to be leading this by example , do what is affordable and practically achievable ,by all means ,watch what the clever countries are doing , and when a cost effective meaningful solution comes along that we can reasonably apply to the isle of Man and our reduction to global warming then implement it , we are never going to be the world leaders in this with No heavy industry and 80,000 people
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    TT 2022 ??

    Latest topic doing the rounds is were going to have a TT in 2022 but no visitors or spectators , just riders , the event will be televised on the Pay Channel and the government will make millions from all those willing to cough up money rather than soak up the atmosphere end enjoy the after races events and entertainment , how all this fits with the hoteliers ,accommodation providers , pubs and all those places that depend on the revenue generated ,to pay the bills ,not to mention the major loss of income to the steam packet and airlines , Someone in the pub allegedly in the know. having had a few drinks to many was spouting ,and the government were shortly to make an announcement Has anyone else heard anything ?,
  18. So we have Cretney to thank for all this , Mr Ineffectual himself , thats where the rot appeared to have started , followed by Gawne this whole department requires a root and branch review , far too big and totally out of control .
  19. what is required here is a motion in Tynwald moved by a back bencher to see who was responsible for the settlement and gagging order , then Long tail and Eric Corkish could be summoned to appear at the bar of Tynwald where Corkish would have privilege if he disclosed the amount of shut up money and who authorised it that way the public will get to know to what depths this department will plummet to co cover up their un savoury actions
  20. the promenade remains the main arterial route North and South connecting the port , Main Shopping centre , and commercial district , this appears to have been completely forgotten by the DOI who appear to be living in a fools paradise with a bottomless pit of money ,and the belief they they are totally unaccountable to anyone , time for a major clear out of the overpaid dross and all the bloodsucking clueless consultants , together with a complete review of the effectiveness and value for money of this department
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    COP21

    when you can tick several boxes by importing Nuclear derived electricity into your Islands like Jersey and Guernsey you already have a head start on your competitor juristictions , also Less agriculture ,and industry , much lower CO2 emissions 30 MPH speed limit so no need for Gas guzzler vehicles , and a government that seems to be more in control of its finances , I thought signatures of major treaties like this had to be debated and approved by Tynwald , can't wait to see Daffys wants and shopping list after she returns from COPS 21 if there not careful they will sink this place !
  22. Does this mean were not going to see Nick out driving the bus's again , there are a few vacancies at reduced rates for drivers at the moment , but I guess with the big payoff he could afford to by a couple of bus's of his own to play with
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    TT 2022 ??

    I rode my motorcycle on the TT course as far as Ballacraine on Friday the Ralumac surface is dangerous, and the ridges cauused by the overlap of the edges tends to make front tyre weave and try to follow the raised overlap , what it will be like at 140MPH is anybodies guess , trying to cut corners by basically covering the road surface with a slurry is not the way forward , even the old tar and small granite chippings were a better solution than this , the roads are a disgrace , and everywhere drains and gullies blocked , I am just waiting for the wall to collapse into the road by the Union Mills pub , the water has been running over the stone wall for over a week and its on the way to Ellerslie depot so all the highway workers and boss's must see it ,
  24. I sincerely hope we are going to find out the cost of this payout , in the real world there would be a push for his dismissal on capability grounds , following his annual appraisal which I think will also make good bedside reading , this should have happened long long ago , add this to the overall cost of the promenade ,scheme and all the other cock ups he has presided over ,and I think you will find its been a very costly exercise ,and one which the island cant really afford time we had a night of the long knives starting with the DOI then continuing into other ineffectual and wasteful departments , if this is the start of Alf's new regime then I think the public will give him 100% support
  25. wheres Jason Moorhouse when you want him , time questions were asked in the house , disgusting waste of health service and taxpayers money
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