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Everything posted by Declan

  1. I suppose at least it will make a nice change to have a Prime Minister with a bit of positivity about him. We've not really had that since Blair.
  2. I think what they were trying to bid for was to be the bulk sender of mailshots, client communications etc for UK based businesses rather than competing with courier companies at the delivery end.
  3. Is it the salesman or the unsalable product this issue.
  4. Yeah, but Port St Mary Prom has always been nicer than Port Erin's.
  5. I suppose "in the real world" they also would expect a start up to begin slowly and pick up. I can see they'd let it ride for a few months expecting to see results take an up turn after 3 or 4 months. But to continue for month after month without evidence of change.
  6. To add to the absurdity, to go from one end of Rushen Commissioners area you have to go through Port Erin or Port St Mary.
  7. Well the facilities of the village centre. Rushen don't have a shopping centre so their residents drive into Port Erin. So the cleaning of the town centre, maintenance of carparks, plus cleaning up after their dogs when they walk them in Bradda or along the Prom. Rushen is Port Erin and PSM plus assorted hamlets for Tynwald, Church purposes until PSM school opened they went to the same primary school, the football team is Rushen United. It's one community but the Rushen Commissioners want to be subsidised by the rest of the community.
  8. Not sure whether Arbory should be included, it could perhaps join Malew and Castletown. Rushen take the piss they claim that they have lower rates than Port Erin because they're more efficient. But that's because Rushen residents use the facilities in Port Erin.
  9. Before he was President, he said that America was in such a state that it needed to be made great again. Why didn't he leave? Through his wife and mother he could have lived anywhere in the EU. If America was that bad he could leave. But no, he chose to stay and argue his beliefs democratically, just like the congresswoman are.
  10. It was a positive message. The older I get I've learned happiness comes from enjoying what you are not what you might be. Cast off ambition and enjoy the moment.
  11. "Abandon your dreams and you'll be right."
  12. You'll be refraining from voting in UK elections until Manx politics is cleaned up, I take it.
  13. Tim Betteridge is one of the madder characters on Vader’s site.
  14. The problem here is that the way this seems to have been handled by department has prolonged and complicated matters. Then they’ve tried to say that the matter is time barred. This seems to have been thrown out in this preliminary hearing.
  15. This paints a shambolic picture of the DHSC too. https://www.judgments.im/content/ET 17-81 Tinwell V DHSC PHR 1.pdf
  16. Why is this a matter for his employer?
  17. Pity. Everyone living on top of each other in rabbit hutches. Whilst perfectly good land is left for rabbits to run around in.
  18. "Despite its popularity, the Flat Earth theory has been disproved countless times."
  19. I didn't think that Shimmings made much sense. "Don't build on fields build in town" was his rant. Essentially he thinks people should be cramped together in ever smaller and smaller flats with no outside space whilst land outside town is left to rot as a mucky farmers' fields only occupied by a few sheep and mud. I bet he lives in an "executive home" built on a greenfield site in the country.
  20. The protester said something about being a common law citizen and that this outranked the police. Then of course people on Facebook saying that it was suppression of freedom of speech. But the interview could have been redone elsewhere. Anyone know what the 19 petitions. I've counted that the following have been reported - 1 Grandparent's rights 2 5g is bad 1 antivax 5 Trevor Cowin gubbins 1 Learning Disabilities rights but what are the rest?
  21. I thought I had said something controversial when I saw I had been quoted 5 times.
  22. In the Manx bible they use the word as a translation for Satyr. So I'd say they're more goat-like than Big Foot.
  23. Yeah but skateboarding isn't an activity that only takes place in skate parks.
  24. I don’t really have a problem with riders doing that had the pavement been clear. Riding on a pavement isn’t really a problem if you ride respectfully. I blame cycle helmets and fluorescent clothes myself. It makes people think they are sportsmen with special equipment and divorces them from their natural ally - the pedestrian. Also if you need to take a shower when you get to work you need to reassess your mode of transport.
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