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The Voice of Reason

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  1. Great. Thanks for releasing that confidential information on the internet. ARSE. Hardly ranks with Watergate does it? Load of shit anyway
  2. To be fair MOST taxi drivers don't pull up outside your house after being summoned by phone and then drive off when they see you stepping outside your front door. I suppose there might be the odd rogue one though.
  3. With regard to point 3, why on earth should cycling be taught to all children? Why should not say, knitting, be taught to all children? This is just the sort of facist thinking we have come to expect from the pro-cycling lobby. There are plenty of children who have no interest in cycling. With regard to point 4, again why, perhaps skateboarders should be catered for in the same way ? I am sick of this pious group of people claiming moral superiority and demanding special privileges.
  4. It doesn't matter whether they should have been offered tickets, it matters that they were promsied and the promise, allegedly, was not fulfilled. I did actually say that, yet you chose to delete that reference when quoting my post!
  5. The acid test for me is:- If you arrange to meet someone, say in the pub at 7.30 Do you think turning up at 8.15 with no hint of an explanation or apology is OK? Yes - probably Manx No - probably not Before the brickbats start flying, not a criticism, just a reflection of our lovely laid back island.
  6. The Landlord is back in the house! That's good news. I'll be making a trip to the Wild West soon then.
  7. With regard to our own M & S Has anyone else thought that the large grainy black and white photographs in the windows showing young ladies in their underwear in what appears to be changing rooms has slightly Sapphic undertones? Especially the one where one young lady is applying make up to another. Probably just me.
  8. Buy the tins with the ring pulls. Similarly, buy screw top bottles of wine.
  9. Yes he is guilty under the strict liability rule. The jury had no option but to rule as they did. But for the newspaper to claim he faces five years in jail is very Daily Mail-esque. My money is on an unconditional discharge. However it is a salutory lesson. Maybe should have hidden the thing sans fingerprints and called Crimestoppers with it's location. But then again why should he have to go to these lengths?
  10. I'd rather shit in my own face Well when you do could you post it on YouTube? I'd like to see how you do that
  11. And at less than 40p per day. I rarely watch TV, but the BBC services from Radios 3, 4, and 7 are well worth the money. Agreed, watched Spooks tonight, Newsnight etc. Enjoy have I Got News for You etc (others enjoy Top Gear, Eastenders etc). These things cost money to make which someone has to pay for - why not the users/viewers?. Why are people so eager to explore potential loopholes that they think may get them out of paying less than £3.00 a week for all this? Do they really have a moral objection to this payment or are they want to be seen as being somehow clever with their arguments with talk about i - players etc,etc. I say just shut up and pay up, it's good value!
  12. Well it sounds like I did get it wrong and will have to fall on my sword. Most sincere apologies to anyone I may have unintentionally misled with my mistaken interpretation of this much discussed jingle. I hope we can put this behind us and all move on.
  13. Law apart. I have a load of LP's, singles that I bought quite legitimately years ago. Bought CD versions of many of the same over many years. However have much vinyl which would like to have transferred to CD. Does anyone know who does this commercially? (I think there used to be that DJ'ing type place on Victoria Street some years ago who offered this service)
  14. As I say he's not my cup of tea. But a relative of mine, one of your "old lady voters" in Onchan contacted him with a problem she had. He made the effort to come round to her, and discuss her concerns and acted upon them. OK it was a relatively minor issue and you wouldn't rely on him to bring peace to the Middle East but fair play to him, although I don't agree with most of his policies such as they are. That's more about the local councillors not doing their jobs properly IMO. Time Tynwald, commissioners etc. were given boundaries of responsibilities (job descriptions if you like - types/levels/responsibilities of assistance). They could explain 'who to contact/escalate, for this and that' with a leaflet drop in the Courier IMO. MHKs are doing/accepting the work of councillors/civil servants - and letting us down nationally, never mind letting us down internationally. Have to say Albert I find that a bit churlish. Yes the problem in question perhaps should perhaps have been dealt with at a more devolved level. But we proudly declare that our MHK's phone numbers are in the phone directory to contact for help. How many times for example, are UK MP's criticised for being out of touch with "ordinary" people and their problems?
  15. As I say he's not my cup of tea. But a relative of mine, one of your "old lady voters" in Onchan contacted him with a problem she had. He made the effort to come round to her, and discuss her concerns and acted upon them. OK it was a relatively minor issue and you wouldn't rely on him to bring peace to the Middle East but fair play to him, although I don't agree with most of his policies such as they are.
  16. Sorry Stu, it may be a jingle that people are talking about (mainly about how crap it is). It certainly does not encourage this listener to visit the place which surely is not what the marketing people were after when they came up with this aural monstrosity. There is such a thing as bad publicity. Marketing nightmare maybe.
  17. I think it's actually - 'It is the heart of Castletown'. Which is a much better slogan than your version, subtle though the difference might be. No definitely "it's in the heart of Castletown"
  18. No. He's neither that greedy nor that dumb. How do you know ? Because he's not been on here for the last umpteen months boring us shitless?
  19. so, people in Onchan vote people in based on their collection of balls? do they have to be a specific type, such as tennis or rugby? Or are you just another person too lazy to bother taking an active interest in government polich and parliamentary proceedings and votes for the person who shouts the most and the loudest, regardless of whether or not anything they say makes any sense? Perhaps if he put forward a cohesive policy on something - a workable rather than fanciful one - rather than just trotting out the same tired, hackneyed criticism of anyone selected to work for a government department (dead hand of the executive et al) he could actually achieve something. Well he's not my cup of tea, but the good people of Onchan seem to like him. I think it's called democracy
  20. Yes we can be oversensitive. You can take a fifth of our Government's income and we'll say nowt. But mention birching in a newspaper column and woebetide you. On reflection I think that I'm more weary of the Island being called the rock than offended. It's been used as a jocular shorthand by people in Homer Simpson ties for so often now that it has gone the way of "lol", "a mean spag bol", and "peeps". This "lol" thing. Does that mean "lots/loads of love" or "laughs out loud"? Be grateful for an explanation as I'm not sure how to take it. Has the potential to lead to some embarassment.
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