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36 minutes ago, manxy said:

Two in one post

 

I heard that the IOM Post Office Head(?) is flying to Guernsey because they think that their terms and conditions with employees are better.

Guernsey however, have tried that system and it failed but......

The Guernsey Post Office Head(?) is flying to the Isle of Man because they think ours is better? 

What the ????

Can't they just write a letter to each other instead of flying to each others place?

Video conferencing would have sufficed 

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45 minutes ago, Neil Down said:

Video conferencing would have sufficed 

I agree with you Neil and Dilli, especially in this day and age of cutting back on emissions etc, then a video call as you said, should have sufficed.

 

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Just now, manxy said:

I agree with you Neil and Dilli, especially in this day and age of cutting back on emissions etc, then a video call as you said, should have sufficed.

 

Crap for your air miles though!

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On 5/22/2019 at 9:39 PM, manxy said:

One easy way to improve things would be to plant a few thousand trees. Unlikely to make a difference in the big scheme of things, but probably more than other countries would do per head of population.

I agree wholeheartedly with this. Not because it would make one iota of difference to the global climate - it would be like the wind resistance caused by a fly hanging on to a train - but because it would be good for habitat and conducive to improving the environment.

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Hasn't Mr Quayle promised to plant 63,000 trees?

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Was he barking up the wrong tree again? 

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7 minutes ago, Donald Trumps said:

Hasn't Mr Quayle promised to plant 63,000 trees?

All on his land no doubt. Grant assisted, naturally  :lol:

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3 hours ago, Donald Trumps said:

Hasn't Mr Quayle promised to plant 63,000 trees?

I heard it was 85K, one for each Islander apparently.

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3 hours ago, Non-Believer said:

All on his land no doubt. Grant assisted, naturally  :lol:

That was my first thought as well.

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And sourcing that quantity of root stock will be a challenge. And of course not all trees will take to Manx soil, it's generally very acidic. So the choice will be limited. If I'm not mistaken DEFRA created a deciduous plantation on the Coanrhennie Rd a while back and it's hardly taken at all. Haven't been up that way for some time but last I was there were lots of plastic tree protectors with nothing in them.

The idea's commendable but I reckon it will be a logistical nightmare.

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Stopping Howard making any speeches and putting him on a diet for a week will offset 50 years of excess emissions for the rest of us.

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2 hours ago, Andy Onchan said:

And sourcing that quantity of root stock will be a challenge. And of course not all trees will take to Manx soil, it's generally very acidic. So the choice will be limited. If I'm not mistaken DEFRA created a deciduous plantation on the Coanrhennie Rd a while back and it's hardly taken at all. Haven't been up that way for some time but last I was there were lots of plastic tree protectors with nothing in them.

The idea's commendable but I reckon it will be a logistical nightmare.

Ask somebody about how the Millennium Wood of oaks that the Island's primary school kids planted has fared....

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How has the Millenium Wood of Oaks fared Non-Believer?

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5 minutes ago, Donald Trumps said:

How has the Millenium Wood of Oaks fared Non-Believer?

I haven't seen it personally. However I was recently told that it looks a bit sorry on account of unsuitability of location for the oaks, along with the density of planting, many of which have apparently perished. Which was apparently pointed out when it was first proposed.

However it was hearsay and I stand to be corrected. My kids planted trees up there too FWIW.

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