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  1. Isle of Man Bank online banking lets you place notes on your account re your card that you're travelling. Got an email about it a while back.
  2. Haven't read full story, only the screen cap, but sounds like something and nothing. Sounds like, whilst abroad, he couldn't get his card to be accepted for online transaction(s), probably reasonable fraud prevention. It does say "credit or debit card services" in the article. IOM Bank does not provide credit cards, only introductions to NatWest UK, so if a credit card didn't work that would have nothing to do with IOM Bank. Debit card services are probably reasonably covered by their T&Cs. Without the full story (I'm not buying a paper) don't know why the paper has covered this (for a mate?). The customer should complain to the Bank and then the Ombudsman, who would find in his favour or against.
  3. Agree, I think it's great. £10 is nothing for a badge, and potential multiple heritage visits.
  4. So, the RNLI should have got MM, who have a license, to manufacture their pin badges for them, and they wouldn't have had to pay their £250? MM's agreement is undoubtedly wrapped up in "commercial sensitivity", but essentially it sounds as if they're paying for close to a merchandising monopoly, which is fair enough, and rightly, as Rob has positioned several times, their contract payments go to the TT 'greater good'. Going back to the £250 paid by the RNLI though, by my reading those monies should have actually gone to MM, whose production / sales of pins may be undercut by allowing another producer, not to the DED's lawyers. Rob has said several times it's complicated (maybe my paraphrasing), hasn't done a great job at ever explaining it, and it does seem a dog's dinner that may get fixed. One thing I'd like to see though is that the onus is shifted from DED officers trying to monitor shops etc, and shift an emphasis to actual licence holders to monitor, complain and take legal action to protect their purchased rights.
  5. Politician's answer - some of us are none the wiser...
  6. The licensing aspect might be of interest though. MNH belongs to IOMG, but is a registered charity. I assume the DED currently charge for each class that MNH currently produce TT goods in (which may be just these badges). So, at least some of DED's much vaunted licensing income is actually likely to be just a cost to government/charity. I know DED are looking to change this, but may mean that some of their income is really artificial. If they're not currently charging MNH, then that would be contrary to Rob Callister saying they currently have to charge everyone..
  7. They normally have their surplus badges on sale after all the race / visit periods are finished. Think I saw the 2016 ones for about £2 at the House of Manannan last September. I think they're a good deal for visitors at full price, or locals as a badge only when on 'sale', and don't see anyone loses out.
  8. Surely it says NONE of the above relates to motor-cars - i.e. it applies to everything except motor-cars (not just to motorbikes as Rob said)
  9. Stick full stops in, or a space between the letters when producing goods, or a breakfast menu etc. Then, the DED clearly have not got the remotest argument. They have two capital letters, side by side.
  10. Don't blame TT visitors please. The glass was in the sand they treated the pitch with. IOM Newspapers reported on this - their archive has now disappeared, but some info can be found via Google.
  11. Bring back wet T Shirts?
  12. So both the Manics and QOTSA agreed to play here and then pulled out? Interesting. No, my original post didn't say we were let down by any related parties. I said, the DED team have work hard this year to secure top acts but we were unable to get certain things done. I deleted the original message because I get beaten up if I post a message and beaten up if I say nothing......... So you did both just to make sure you get beaten up then? Good work fella. He's edited that now as well...
  13. So both the Manics and QOTSA agreed to play here and then pulled out? Interesting. No, my original post didn't say we were let down by any related parties. I said, the DED team have work hard this year to secure top acts but we were unable to get certain things done. I deleted the original message because I get beaten up if I post a message and beaten up if I say nothing......... Bull. You said you were let down by Texas, QOTSA and Manics.
  14. Rob's removed his post on the previous page - his media advisers must have pointed out his latest gaffe...
  15. Some Velvet Morning. Slip inside this House Plus a few garage punk tunes on B-sides ... I'm 5 years Ahead of My Time 96 Tears Most recently a brilliant cover of Mantra For A State Of Mind http://www.stereogum.com/1871459/primal-scream-mantra-for-a-state-of-mind-sexpress-cover-feat-spiritualizeds-jason-pierce/mp3s/