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  1. Omobono

    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 !
  2. 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 ,
  4. 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
  5. wheres Jason Moorhouse when you want him , time questions were asked in the house , disgusting waste of health service and taxpayers money
  6. Pity were not in Iraq , the gib of the crane would look good with a few bodies hanging from it ! time we had a revolution in the isle of Man
  7. And just how do you think all the non galvanise street furniture , drain covers and signage is going to last on the promenade , when you get someone else to do your design work who does not understand the ravages of living in a marine and exposed environment this is what happens , I walk the prom regularly and the railings are rusting away , the prom is a cheap jack job as far as materials go , the quality of the workmanship is another matter , has anybody seen the snagging list yet?
  8. the best way for any MHK to learn the ropes is to involve themselves in the actual work of the departments , otherwise they will never understand the workings of government ,and the ministers will blind them with science and run rings around them ,
  9. Omobono

    COP21

    I thought this was what Zoom and all those other distance communication systems were developed to avoid 25,000 people turning up in Glasgow , NO hotel facilities , cruise ships moored in the Clyde , city transport gridlocked ,hundreds of additional journeys all contributing to global warming diesel generators providing power for electric cars , you couldn't make it up , and he Big Polluters not even turning up to play ,too busy opening up new coal mines !
  10. Trouble is if they go down with covid during their stay ,they could be confined to the property for a further 10 days .bit like the coach tours a few weeks ago who in effect blocked out 2 hotels on the promenade until they could safely travel again, there needs to be a complete re think regarding isolation following a positive test ,I am quite surprised given our extremely high number covid cases , the Isle of Man has not been put on a red list , requiring the UK and elsewhere to provide evidence of a negative test prior to entry
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    Fancy a pint?

    I was in the UK last week had an excellent meal in a harvester massive salad bar honey and glazed half chicken sweet chilli dressing all the trimmings and a pint of Amstel lager £9-99 , similar deal in Witherspoon's in Liverpool choice of starter or sweet , .decent main course and a beer under £10 the lot Okells red was on sale for less then £2 a pint , no wonder the place is full of students , we are a captive audience here with little choice ,other than the free houses who seem to be trying to attract decent custom , best food I have had locally for taste and value is at Cycle 360 , so good you have to fight for a seat sometimes but worth waiting for
  12. I don't think he has any say ,its a UK tax that an element was shared with the isle of Man as a rebate , but increased aviation fuel and other charges will soon cancel that out , Rishi didn't make it clear weather it would apply to the isle of Man and Channel islands or not ,you will have to wait see whats written in the small print and weasel words attached to the Budget statement
  13. Funny some people feel the same way about Gawne , he is working himself into manx radio ,another legend in his own lifetime with a host of Skeletons in his political closet ,don't hear much of the Son of Gawne or has he worked himself into a job with the BBC ? Time we had some real investigative presenters up there and some decent political programmes back on air again
  14. it will be impossible to give an exact date for the completion of the promenade works , there is a defects period yet ,and in my opinion much of the work allegedly completed is substandard and should be required to be done again there is also damage to private properties that needs to be addressed , I don't know who came up with a design for the points on the horse tram rails ,but that, and the installation of the track looks like its also going to cause a significant delay , Add the possibility of contractual disputes ,and areas that might very well go to arbitration , we will be lucky if we see the prom taking shape before the springtime , in fairness to Crookall he has taken on a job most people would run a mile from ,and with the added possibility of a public enquiry into the cost and delivery of the whole promenade scheme , please give the Lad a chance !
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    Fancy a pint?

    I am just glad I get the chance to go away occasionally and enjoy a meal in Harvester or Witherspoons where you can still get a starter , and a main plus a pint of beer for less than £12, and the food in excellent and very well presented ,
  16. Omobono

    Fancy a pint?

    You are lucky then , the last time I was in a H and B pub thad did meals they had run out of Draught beer , now thats a sackable offence anywhere ,in Ireland you would be shot !
  17. Omobono

    Fancy a pint?

    I took a friend to eat in the Creek in Peel last week not only was the food fantastic ,and really good value for money ,he couldn't get over the choice on the menu , we had to go early ,for even in October it gets quite full , you cant have a better recommendation than that , I have also eaten in the Marine in Peel recently also excellent value for money ,
  18. Rob sadly is become a political liability ,and probably no one wants to work with him , you can not possibly conduct sensitive government business on social media , many think he is a Tosser !, all this unfortunately is very much of his own making ,even in politics there are unwritten rules and standards to maintain which he seems to ignore
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    Legco 2021

    So where did he go wrong then ? because none of these election promises have ever been debated ,never mind achieved failure on all three accounts , and his claim to fame was he orchestrated the closure of most of the Isle of Man bank rural branches ,
  20. there used to be one in the Palace hotel and casino its yonks since I have been in there can somebody tell me if its still there , ?
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    Legco 2021

    I thought he had stood down so he could spend more time with his family , had he stood in Middle and been successful , he could have sought election or elevation to leg co in 2 years time , I didn't think he was a supporter of Leg co anyway ,and wanted it done away with
  22. I hope in this lady ,we are not seeing another version of Rob , where every decision taken in Tynwald is tried to be justified on social media , We elect people to the House of Keys to listen to the evidence and make decisions on our behalf , we don't need a running commentary to try to justify the decision , neither do we need to know what they had for breakfast or require a daily blog , its a turnoff for most constituents ,so please learn from Robs mistakes ,
  23. I see Rob has been bleating to Manx radio about turning down the post office job , he really is a drama queen ,I don't know who he thinks he is, his previous performance in government DOI and Motorsport DFE leave a lot to to be desired , he doesn't seem to have the attention span of a Gnat ,and shows poor judgement , the only way for him to get out of this mess is to take a job and show 100% commitment , prove he is worthy of the office and to represent the people of Onchan ,who invariably are the ones loosing out ,
  24. Chris Thomas's popularity is on the incline , he will have to produce the goods in his new role or face the wrath of the electorate ,people are seeing through him ,we don't want an Oxford debate every time an issue requires to be progressed , housing is already at crisis point ,and the islands first time buyers ,and all those involved in trying to clamber up the greasy pole of property purchase and fair rental urgently require a solution ,
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