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    Blogging, chronicling & generally clogging up the internet: https://cueballsdiaryofasadman.wordpress.com

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  1. Has anyone else noticed........

    I know it wasn’t https://cueballsdiaryofasadman.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/this-week-week-ending-1st-december/ But it wasn’t directly an insult so I took it as a compliment from you
  2. Has anyone else noticed........

    Thanks Stinky, I do feel comforted.
  3. Has anyone else noticed........

    Thanks Woody2 https://cueballsdiaryofasadman.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/this-week-week-ending-1st-december/
  4. Has anyone else noticed........

    Oh bollocks, I haven’t done a typo I can’t spot have I? https://cueballsdiaryofasadman.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/this-week-week-ending-1st-december/
  5. Has anyone else noticed........

    Yes I did take your advice DT. Actually i rang someone in the know and apparently a Robin does have a scrap value. Not many left! https://cueballsdiaryofasadman.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/this-week-week-ending-1st-december/
  6. Has anyone else noticed........

    My Blog is a bit late this week as I’ve been so busy. I hope it’s ok to stick it here? https://cueballsdiaryofasadman.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/this-week-week-ending-1st-december/ Also on Twitter CueBall_iom
  7. Just seen this quality thread! Why would I be banned? I fully comply with the MF terms of use and all I have done is put some links up to a satirical blog that is neither nasty or vindictive at all. As linking to my blog was banned by Vader on News & Politics on the direct instruction of Rob Callister I’d suggest that banning me, or not allowing me to link to my blog on here in future, would probably most likely validate the views of the above lunatics that it is Callister who is actually pulling the strings on MF. Therefore I assume that is unlikely to happen for that reason. I will still continue with the Blog though that is without doubt. There will most certainly be another out in the next few weeks which I will link on here and Twitter @CueBall_iom
  8. ‘Free’ Nelson Manndela

    It the denial of the obvious; that Nelson Mandela most certainly did have money in the Isle of Man that annoyed me the most. As you say I’d expect people like him and Lewis Hamilton etc to have done that as we are a professional jurisdiction with good quality legal and trust firms. But why start a story claiming categorically there is no Manx connection and then within it provide a whole pile of information that conclusively shows that there was a connection.
  9. ‘Free’ Nelson Manndela

    I’m getting very confused by a lot of the Manx media statements over the Paradise Papers and I now find that I’m applying Cue Balls waffle/bullshit test to many none Rob Callister media statements. This ‘report’ (I use the word loosely as really it’s been positioned as a non report which then reports on the matter it claims hasn’t happened) from Manx Radio regarding Nelson Mandela Manx connections really sets out to muddy the waters from what I can see. http://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/mandelas-manx-millions/ The story goes: “Free legs of Manndela Nelson Mandela is among the increasingly unlikely list of names tied up with the Isle of Man in the Paradise Papers. So they suggest as their opening premise that it’s completely unlikely that Mandela ever had a trust, or anything else, linking him to the IOM The massive data leak has revealed evidence of a Manx trust fund set up in the late South African leader's name - as Alex Bell reports: But then they immediately admit there is evidence that he actually did have a trust in the IOM as it’s reported in the Paradise Papers Five years after his release from prison in 1990, the then-President founded Mad Trust as a way to distribute funds to freedom projects around the globe. That's at least according to one of its trustees, Mandela's lawyer Ismail Ayob - who claims the Isle of Man was used to get around the difficulties of moving money in and out of Apartheid-era South Africa. So next they confirm that he did set up a trust in the Isle of Man contrary to their opening claim of it being unlikely that Mandela ever had any connection to the Isle of Man. But questions have been raised as to whether Mandela ever knew about his offshore dealings, and if so, whether he would have approved. Next they confirm again that the trust existed even though they open by saying they believe any Isle of Man link to Mandela is extremely unlikely A posthumous court battle between Mandela's estate and Ayob enlisted the help of Douglas firms Appleby and Maitland - whose bosses suggested the trust may have been void from the outset. So there was a trust and his estate knew about it enough to engage in legal action after his death. Yet Manx Radio opened by saying they believe that the Mandela link to the IOM is extremely unlikely and that even if there was a link he probably didn’t know anything about it. Mad Trust's assets of 18 million Rand (£955,247) were handed back to Mandela's estate three years ago” So they close with a further report that it was his money and also confirm that he got it back after this death after a legal battle which is totally contrary to their opening claim that they don’t believe Mandela ever had any connection to the IOM. Clearly he did have a trust in the IOM, and clearly his executors knew about it (so he must have known about it too in order to advise them) as they started a legal claim, won it, and got the money back for his estate after his death. So what is the point of Manx Radios opening claim that they think that it is unlikely that Mandela ever had any connection to a structure in the IOM, and that even if he did he probably didn’t know about it, when clearly they go on to report in the exact same story that most certainly he did.
  10. Rob callister mhk

    The People’s Prince was always a clear aspiration: https://cueballsdiaryofasadman.wordpress.com/2017/09/01/this-week-ending-1st-september/
  11. Rob callister mhk

    I note most of the questions raised earlier in this thread still remain outstanding. I assume we’ll never clear up the Teddy issue now.
  12. Rob callister mhk

    I seriously doubt it JDC which, of course, rather leaves claims as to the identity and claims made by Teddy Smith firmly up in the air and open to speculation.
  13. Facebook Political Groups

    Yes sorry by everyone I didn’t mean everyone on the forum. I didn’t mean to offend anyone. I probably meant every one of a growing group of characters who pop up and make exactly the same accusation. It’s all getting too difficult to follow to be honest. I thought it was just a tactic to get the other thread closed the other day but I’m starting to think something genuinely disturbing is going on now.
  14. Facebook Political Groups

    No I’m pretty sure it’s you from the writing. I dont take it as an attack on my blog at all. However I do find your other comments slightly confusing. I’ve only ever been interested in the parody of a Blog that I found amusing and that was rammed into my FB feed every week without me asking for it which annoyed me. As I said in the other thread this has all got a bit too dark and crazy for me. It’s starting remind me of that episode of the Family Guy where everyone becomes Robin Williams. It seems everyone on this forum is now being accused being one person and one person only which clearly makes no sense whatsoever.
  15. Facebook Political Groups

    Not really as I’ve just worked out who you are from the writing. You sent me some really nice helpful private messages and suggestions as another forum character a few months back I think didn't you? It’s very similar to the other stuff you told me you’d done. I just thought I’d wind you up and see if it was you. It is funny.