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Mr Shoe

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  1. Mr Shoe

    Pinewood problems

    Sorry - when you first posted this I thought you were being sarcastic. Can you explain?
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    Retired civil servants go on a nice holiday

    Everything "Commonwealth Association" (e.g. CPA, CGA) related is free. The Association has an infinite pot of money to cover sports, political trips etc. This is how we know that all these jollies don't cost us tax payers a penny. Phew! What isn't mentioned is that "we" pay a large membership fee to be in this club. Government speak: 1. If something was "within existing budgets", it didn't cost anything. 2. If the CA paid, it didn't cost anything.
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    Retired civil servants go on a nice holiday

    They flew some of the lucky "helpers" down to Oz in March 2017 to check out the facilities. I guess you have to be certain these foreign lands have running water and aren't a war-zone. Or you just really like jollies. And big pensions. (that said, massive well done to our athletes who have made the island proud!)
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    Retired civil servants go on a nice holiday

    I think it's lovely that mother, father and son (the bowls team) can catch some sun down under and really make a vacation of it My only grig is that the qualification requirements for some of the sports were very high - pro level. Obviously a couple of sports didn't get that memo.
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    Government Pension Tax

    Standard Manxforums identity politics creeping in as usual. "You're in the emergency services? Oh you MUST be a wonder human being. Please let me bask in your glow for a moment".
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    62 outstanding fixed penalty notices?

    Because it's the Isle of Man? Because our vehicle laws are a joke? You don't go to prison for far, far worse on our roads, so why would they send this guy down? Because he's foreign?
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    Well...a friend of mine worked at the IPA. He doesn't anymore. He retired. At 55. Loaded. Funny that.
  8. Mr Shoe

    Supertour 2018

    And if they've had "two or three pints" I'm sure they'll be extra careful, eh Stu? (sorry, couldn't resist)
  9. Probably more like a £million. 7+5 years. Plus double accrued pension benefits. And only noted for one thing in his entire career: "Mr Corkish has stated his opposition to social media and a belief that forums that do not support the Manx Government should be banned" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoff_Corkish
  10. There's a couple of current MHKs who talk twaddle, but at least they're doing something. As my MHK, I wrote to Corkish on two occasions. Both times I was fobbed off with cliched platitudes. He then did nothing.
  11. http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=38904&headline=Farewells from the Legislative Council&sectionIs=News&searchyear=2018 But then I think, even in private sector companies I've worked, there's always those that do nothing and just take their monthly pay cheque. And act pompous (very important). God I hate our system.
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    Child Obesity

    Howard is clearly a man who doesn't plan for the future and prefers instant gratification. I'm just talking about cake.
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    Drink Driving

    I was accidentally listening to Manx Radio at lunchtime while driving in the car (12:25pm) The presenter was telling the listeners that there are two sides to every story. And that having two or three pints at the pub after a hard days work and then carefully driving home wasn't necessarily a bad thing. That there have been thousands of incident-free journeys under the influence that you don't hear about. And that the low alcohol limits are to make things easier for the police. I was so shocked I spilled my whisky on the dashboard. Lucky I had cruise control on or I might have dropped my spliff. Does Manx Radio spout this kind of bullshit every day? http://www.manxradio.com/radioplayer/od/10141/
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    13 year-old cyclist forced off road by tractor

    You can still hear the cars perfectly well. Possibly better as long as the volume is low. You get less white noise over the ear from the wind due to the ear bud. Dogs and cats hate white noise (like vacuums) because they can't hear approaching threats. It also encourages the rider to rely on vision such as looking round/behind more often.
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    13 year-old cyclist forced off road by tractor

    What a moronic thing to say. "Group A are far badder than Group B". When Group A is almost entirely a subset of Group B. And without providing any evidence. Or qualifying what constitutes being an arsehole. Get on twitter and share your wisdom with the world. I'm sure they're dying to know.