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  1. I see the clowns in the Corporation are considering some form of Aqua park in Douglas bay and looking to go for Blue flag status , since the wooden Groyens have been neglected the sand on the beach has been replaced by stones and shingle ,and the £50.000 a year tractor to drag the seaweed back down to the waterline again ,like King Canute's folly Douglas beach could be lowered and re profiled to prevent overtopping and flooding on Harris and Queens promenades but surly the sand , shingle and flood risk are the responsibility of the DOI , Douglas beach has become a disgrace ,but its not the councils role to throw money at it to appease a few crackpots who have been recently elected to the council ,there isn't a public toilet or washing facility on the whole length of the beach area or an Ice cream stall or small cafe , to the councillors of Douglas I say , just go to down to Peel and see what can be done to make the beach more attractive to both locals and visitors alike and with private money and ,
  2. Walked along the queens prom this morning and the boys from Auldyn are busy trying to remove the sand shingle and seaweed from the stupid drainage system which consists of a number of small holes on the edge of the curbs into a box channel , who ever designed it has obviously never lived in a marine exposed environment , one section was blocked solid and they were trying to high pressure jet it clear , apparently its about to be inspected prior to handover and everyone is in a panic, that it might not pass muster And I hear from a good engineering source that the gaps in the rails where the horse tram tracks crossover , the gap was so great there was a risk of trapping or damaging the horses hooves , so back to plan B the welders are expected back February or March , so whats the betting it wont look finished before TT 2022, who ever remembers a time when beach debris didn't wash up on the promenade in bad weather ,and you would have thought this could have been factored into the design , after all Richmond hill has suffered from the same problems , do the DOI never learn anything
  3. its time one of the back benchers brought a motion to Tynwald,to fully review the viability of the facility at LIverpool , together with the present and ongoing cost , and at the same time find out what happened to the negotiations taking place to utilise the 12 quays facility at Birkenhead , where I understand Tesco Marks and Spencer and all the major freight carriers we happy with , as it had excellent access to the M6 motorway and all the logistical centres around Chester. Foot passengers could be bused to the Pier head or Lime street , ,LIverpool are going down the environmental route with vehicle taxes for entering the city and a ban on most goods vehicles in the City centre , all this will add to the rising cost of doing business there ,plus the loan charges on a £80million plus terminal and berth that we don't own and can't use for freight ,! Time for a complete rethink before we are saddled with massive costs that will have to be passed on to Business and the travelling public the Steam packet is the Islands lifeline , lets NOT put a Noose around its neck to strangle us with
  4. time to stop the family allowances and give them coupons for food instead of buying booze , on line gambling and the 60 inch televisions with the full sky package , thats where the money is going and not into the kids bellies ,
  5. I used to frequent a certain pub on the TT course back in the 60's and around 9-30 the police would arrive to make sure a certain farmer /butcher got home safely , I made a comment one night and the bobby said it was part of their duty to prevent accidents , ,
  6. theres an even closer one at Mount Rule international handy for Nobles hospital and B and Q
  7. Plummeting Granny farming to new depths ,must be a Manx labour party thing , if you are really lucky you will be awakened on Boxing day morning with the Cretney Clan singing hunt the wren , there writing a book How to Win the Popular vote it used to be called Kidding the public ,great shame local politics is stooping to this wish everybody the compliments of the season on facebook by all means, but personal Christmas Cards , what a waste of resources , if there like this with their own money ,what chance have the ratepayers got who they claim to represent
  8. It will probably attached to a hand grenade !
  9. Granny farming at its best ,there ought to be a law against it ,
  10. I don't know why we have these purges at Christmas , Drink driving , use of excessive speed and driving way beyond ones capability is a year round curse on this Island ,and driving under the influence of drugs or a controlled substance is catching up fast , the other ,( were here to justify our existence ) is the silly add that will appear in the newspapers shortly about the importance of defrosting your Christmas Turkey before you cook it , this was fine in the 1960 when people first bought freezers , and didn't understand food preparation as there were no instructions on most food products in those days where are these people for the rest of the year ?
  11. 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 ,
  12. 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 ,
  13. 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 .
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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 ,
  17. 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 ,
  18. Eddie Barrow and Willie Moore of the white city go karts will long be remembered !
  19. Omobono

    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 ,!
  20. Omobono

    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 ,
  21. 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 !
  22. 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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    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 ,
  24. 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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    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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