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The Voice of Reason

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  1. One of my favourite albums of all time , if not the most favourite. Went to Glasgow Concert Hall a couple of years ago to see Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel perform this album and “The Pyschomodo” back to back with full Orchestra and Choir. Absolutey amazing particularly a spine tingling“Death Trip” (and of course Sebastian). None of this Spotify listen before you buy stuff now. Shelled out £2.19 (a lot of money for a then thirteen year old) on the back of an NME review. Bargain.
  2. Nor I suspect are you a black man, although I stand to be corrected
  3. OK let’s say an organization BMLM (Black Male Lives Matter) was established as a sub set of BLM (Black Lives Matter) in the same way that BLM is a subset of ALM (All Lives Matter). How would black women feel about this (BMLM)? It is also not exclusionary in the same way that BLM is not exclusionary with ALM (unless you put the word “Only” at the start)
  4. But there will be a lot more in years to come
  5. But there will be a lot more in years to come
  6. Some 40 odd years ago I was a member of the movement “Rock against Racism”. The slogan was clear and unambiguous. You knew what it stood for. None of this BLM/ALM angst.
  7. So those people in that category earning £15,001 per year should take a drop in wages to £10,500. Yes that certainly sounds very fair and reasonable. Better still make it 40 or 50 %
  8. As Michael (Lord ) Heseltine once said. “The market has no morals”
  9. I was going to see the Idles but I was too lazy to bother getting tickets
  10. Not at all and I’m not the worlds best sailor. And I wasn’t the only one board not being sick. Come to think of it I don’t remember anyone being sick. (That’s not to say anyone wasn’t but I didn’t witness it) Now the Lady of Mann that was a different matter. Once left Liverpool at 7 pm arrived Douglas at 5 am. The vessel was awash with stomach contents
  11. Morrisey ruined it for me. Very short concert most of which seemed to be taken up with “meat is murder” Was one of my faves but given this concert and his latest utterances have turned me totally off Forgot who said “everyone grows out of their Morrisey phase except Morrisey” but v true
  12. I have been on it in the winter and not been sick
  13. Maybe not just un PC but insulting to those who had to deal with the consequences of the raid on the “Fairy Cottage “ (ha ha v funny). You are indeed what you are.
  14. And all these mountain climbers etc who go into schools and give motivational talks knowing that their pursuit is a dangerous one. Not forgetting those T V ads encouraging young people to join the army showing how they will become much better people if they do without mentioning the risks.
  15. Thanks Roger for clearing that up. I will be using my GOv card at least once a year so it should not expire 15 months after purchase. That will teach me not to take everything posted on MF as gospel. Still I should have known that already!
  16. I’m not sure about all the above but to answer the OP yes I think such devices should be banned. If you can’t control or train your dog without inflicting physical pain on them you are not really a fit person to own a dog.
  17. On line. Just Google them. They come across a bit chummy but the wines are good
  18. I understand that B & O on the island have had rather a lot of problems delivering their acclaimed service levels over the last couple of years (maybe longer). And no this is not from the man in the pub.
  19. Maybe but that doesn’t make it acceptable though. My journeys that I have yet to make for which I have paid may be stolen from me. For what? An accounting convenience for Isle of Man Transport? Just because other organizations indulge in dubious business practices (eg MT not reducing your monthly payment once your phone has been paid off) should not be a license for all to do. Two wrongs don’t make a right.
  20. I didn’t know about the 15 month expiration date on the Go card Although an infrequent bus user I find it useful to have one in my wallet for the odd time I use the bus. Im sure this was not brought to my attention when I purchased my card and I have a number of journeys left which I imagine will be lost upon expiration which I think must be approaching. Is there a facility to “cash in” my card? . I could then rebuy my journeys with a new starting date. It doesn’t seem right, albeit that it may be in the T & C’s, that they can just take away something you have paid for. It is stealing.
  21. How can it be other than a vindictive motive proven by the speed at which the jury. came to their decision? What is sad about all this is that people (myself included) would hesitate before coming to the aid of a distressed child in case their motives were misinterpreted. What sort of a society have we become?
  22. Can I recommend Naked Wines. You see their little slips advertising Sixty quid off a case falling out of Sunday magazine supplements etc. I was initially sceptical as you are but you are invited to become an “angel “ and invest twenty pounds a month (which you can increase) which entitles you to buy. Wines at a discount (eg ten pounds not fourteen a bottle) . Whether this is a genuine discount I don,t know but the wine is very good. Shipping over 100 quid worth is free including the Island and the service is great. I wasn’t in when one case was due for delivery .so had to collect it from the post office for which NW credited my account with a tender . So there you go
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