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  1. Manx Bean

    Stop the pigeon

    I'm just relieved to learn it wasn't Speckled Jim.
  2. You are Dickhead Longworth. I claim my £5.
  3. WTAF????!!!!! https://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_601591.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0z84fHjyqarMCZ_Mn6_bv24IXZkbfLYW2FVb8AwhJmz_0udhAXd4hMVKI
  4. https://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_599631.html Jesus Christ..what next? Does this mean that ITV will be back next summer filming the Manx version of Road Wars through the mean streets of Willaston?
  5. Well, this puts a new complexion onto how our lot think, or don't. Here we have the Fat Controller claiming that £500 is the most they could justify. He then went on to suggest there were approximately 15 properties affected - so a bill of £7,500 assuring it is 15 and all of them claim. £7,500 is all they can justify? Really? Well, maybe an MHK reading this would like to tell us how much they "justify" on the Tynwald Banquet every year? How much they "justify" on accommodating, wining, dining and entertaining the visiting Tynwald Guests for Tynwald Week each year? Maybe they would like to justify Isle of Man Civil Servants spending nights in Douglas Hotels at the Taxpayers expense because apparently they cannot be expected to have to drive home after entertaining said guests? And these poor folk in Laxey have had their homes ruined and you can only justify £500 and a lot of pathetic excuses? Beneath pathetic. https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/flood-payment-of-500-as-much-as-government-could-justify/
  6. Well, word on the street is that the main sponsor of the change to bright white "night becomes day" lighting is the one and only (drum roll, please)....yes, Mr L Skelly. Its obvious. By Christ Fella, with them lights we can entice F1 style night time racing on the Prom. It will bring in Billions of Pounds wonga in Global TV rights Yessir! Apparently, he's already tweeted Lewis Hamilton and he has responded with "Mate, that is sick!", so the AGs are busily drafting Invitations to Tender.
  7. Interesting..I wonder if Mr Morpeth is joining the growing list of businesses and investors to ship out? http://www.cowleygroves.com/property/bishopscourt-kirk-michael-im6-2ez/?fbclid=IwAR0I9dADZ8WhFLEsZ3jNPKxniKJsFMzd5aAR2luWDlQWQptUh2ON3hpNVTY
  8. And I wonder how much of our taxpayers money was spunked away on this stunt? Surely it must be taxpayer's money as it would be misuse of charitable funds otherwise...and not being funny but how many Labour MPs at Conference would have given a flying kipper for what the Fat Lad was up to on the shingle beach? Yes, a shingle beach which is....erm, already very clean from my recollection of it.
  9. Wishful thinking. In the past 5 years there are at least 3 I am aware of that gave up the idea of relocating here because the regulations/compliance within financial services combined with the lack of workforce led them to conclude they'd head somewhere sunnier instead. I do sincerely hope this is a blip, but it is unsettling of course both for the poor individuals who are about to lose their livelihood and potentially for the Island's economy. Being the largest employer next to the Government, the sector is by no means loyal to the Isle of Man. Yes, they have invested heavily in the Isle of Man which has had the likes of Skelly fawning over them like some drooling loved up pimply teenager, but...and this is the BUT...as easily as they swept in here with their millions, they could all disappear at the blink of an eye. Never lose sight of the fact that the people that are behind these companies and manage them are as addicted to profits, as their customers can be to gambling. They will let nobody or anything get in the way of profit and their insatiable desire to increase their wealth.
  10. Here we go...https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/dhsc-reveals-13-week-wait-for-physiotherapy/ I have it on from a pretty solid source that the Physio department is on the edge of meltdown, due to lack of resource contributed in part by piss poor management. As a consequence, those therapists left are having to cram in as many appointments as they can, reducing the appointment time down to an almost worthless session for the patient. It's in a mess, which is in no way a reflection on the staff at the "coal face". Then he goes on to waffle about self-help...FFS, come on lad. Are you for real? One thing Mr Ashford seems to be good at is trying to deal with things when they reach crisis point, but why not try to get things sorted before they get to that point David?
  11. It won’t happen. Jersey abolished car tax and replaced it with fuel duty (which we can’t do), and instead motorists have to display an insurance disc. Sounds good right? It would be except only a tiny number of insurance companies were interested into having to print and despatch a disc, and guess what? Yep, premiums went skywards rapido! So all Jersey motorists are getting hammered.
  12. Oh, so now it becomes clear. The person behind this latest "let's dive in whilst there is a slow news week" is keyboard warrior supremo and top flight Village Idiot, Mr Martin Moore. You know, part time Taxi Driver and former House of Keys candidate. Oh, and would you believe it - formerly convicted of driving a Taxi....you guessed it, without car tax!. https://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/fine-for-taxi-driver-caught-with-out-of-date-tax/ If he spent less time standing outside the Sea Terminal smoking and doing some work he might be better able to afford the car tax for his motor. And now, Government FM have given the idiot airtime...so yes, it really must be a slow news week! https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/road-tax-campaigner-unconvinced-by-doi-response/
  13. I agree they do seem disproportionate, but to be fair, your point is not relevant to this thread.
  14. I'm sorry, and in fear of being shot down, I think the people behind the petition are probably no more than a bunch of shit-stirrers. Let's look at some facts here.. If you are going to buy a car, it is head banging obvious there will be costs associated with it. Yes, you can buy insurance by DD, but that is generally multiples of the average car tax. Try paying for a set of tyres by monthly direct debit - which is again likely to cost more than car tax. Try getting your car serviced on monthly DD - yep, won't happen. Why do you think the IOMG won't entertain paying by Direct Debit? Well, spend a minute thinking about it. First of all - and probably the smaller of two main reasons - it would mean quite a significant increase in personnel to manage it and the credit control functions. Most of all however, each month that passes means less cars on the road taxed on engine capacity, and more on the road based on emissions. Therefore, the average car tax bill cost for more and more people is dropping - in my case £46 and my car ain't exactly new or flash. Who in their right mind is going to fund a large Direct Debit structure so people can pay £46 a year in monthly instalments? Don't make me laugh. Yes, I do get there are families who are struggling, I've been there - on the dole, the lot. But do you know what? I lived within my means as much as I could - even if that meant my kids ate and I didn't. I struggled, I went hungry - but I paid my way.
  15. Manx Bean

    NSC

    Well, I can honestly say this project now qualifies officially for a WTAF?! I've seen whole bloody waterparks in Spain built in less time....and yes, quality builds too. https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/nsc-flumes-not-yet-opened/
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