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About Karellen

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  1. I wonder if the government learned it lesson from the airport debacle and has hedged the currency risk? Sterling has been in long-term decline for the last 50 years and that's not going to change.
  2. 50,000 Irish men and women were sold into the white slave trade between 1652 and 1659, they were innocent Irish people who were rounded up from across the country by teams of Oliver Cromwell’s “man-catchers”, bound in chains and shipped to Barbados to work on sugar plantations. Their descendants are still there today – some of them in absolute poverty – isolated, unassimilated and uneducated. article
  3. We are the Champions Don't stop me now Simply the Best Heroes Ellan Vannin and something by the Bee Gees
  4. That's really shocking. I thought we were in lockdown and the border closed? Or doesn't lockdown apply to civil servants?
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    Property Crash?

    yet still Dandara and others continue to tear up our irreplaceable green fields for ugly new housing developments. I wonder how quickly the £300k boxes being thrown up in Ballasalla will sell?
  6. There's a Communications Executive – Climate Change. Incredible. Probably 3 ordinary working taxpayers needed to pay that salary alone
  7. I see that BA rostered one of their E170 jets on the route last night. Wish we could have that permanently - the clapped out Loganair ATR is horrible.
  8. Perhaps this explains the large numbers of Range Rovers and high end Mercs on UK plates which live here full-time.
  9. Flights from the Scottish Islands are Exempt from APD . Is that because flights are a lifeline for these islands, or because their local politicians stood up for their populations?
  10. Why must they always be "rabbit hutches"? That's the fault of planners. Friends in Germany live in the centre of Dusseldorf in a lovely 3rd floor, 4 bedroom apartment. They have a locked room in the car park for kids bikes etc. Loads of space. I know that if similar sized apartments were available here in Central Douglas, reasonably priced, then I'd be glad to live in town and walk / cycle more. And isn't that what the politicians want?
  11. Bob, strange name for a girl, short for Kate I believe
  12. Does Manx APNR identify untaxed cars with UK numberplates I wonder? I've noticed more and more locally owned cars that are permanently on UK numberplates.
  13. I thought the Isle of Man Government had declared a "Climate Emergency"? In which case the very last thing the Government should be doing is encouraging population growth. An Environmental Research Study shows that the best impact in fighting climate change is having one fewer child, which the researchers calculated equated to a reduction of 58 tonnes of CO2 for each year of a parent’s life. So unless this is Climate Emergency stuff is just virtue signalling political hyperbole, the Government should be cutting the nation's carbon footprint by reducing the Island's population and actively encouraging people to breed less.
  14. Anyone have a preference for one of the 4 seasonal variants? I tried "winter" but thought it quite earthy and not really to my taste. But I've got simple tastes and am happy enough with Gordons & schweppes tonic.
  15. This is precisely the sort of information that the Airport's PR people should be disseminating
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