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  1. 14 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

    But a sitting MHK will be judged on what they have done as well as what they intend.

    So as I said pretty much nothing then other than pointless media noise about nothing and online holiday resumes. 

  2. 8 minutes ago, Ham_N_Eggs said:

    The blogs got him elected last time lets see if they get him re-elected.

    Do you think that’s true? It’s unlikely that such irrelevant content adds any value to anything.   

  3. On 9/14/2019 at 11:38 AM, foxdaleliberationfront said:

    To be fair to Rob C he's working with the demands of the Onchan electorate. Has anyone been to Onchan recently? They're mental! 

    Onchan really seems to be the hillbilly capital of the island. 

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  4. 3 hours ago, gettafa said:

    With just the offer of some free ego-boosting, a highly skilled and experienced TV production company pulling the wool of Dan/Bob/Bill's eyes.......never.

    Sadly because we’ve accidentally made media stars out of the worst people. 

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  5. 8 hours ago, manxy said:

    What do you want me to say SoS? 

    I want you to say / confirm whether you are posting on here via WiFi (i.e, magic Internet through the air) looney tunes. Have you ever considered posting non idiotic stuff on here as well as a sort of carbon offset scheme for all the bonkers chemtrails and baseless conspiracy rubbish you post? 

  6. 3 minutes ago, manxy said:

    Electromagnetic radiation is real, its invisible and the world is starting to become more aware of this issue. I personally do not have a mobile but can understand why people do as they can talk to their friends, organise events and keep abreast of whats going on.

    Are you using WiFi to connect to the internet or two paper cups and a piece of string? 

  7. 2 hours ago, foxdaleliberationfront said:

    I've wondered that for a while. Starship want to spend £80m on a cruise berth so people can come here and be taken around on Government owned buses (that make a loss) to visit Government owner museums and sites (that make a loss) and some may even travel on the 'heritage' trains and trams (that make massive losses). 

    It's all fucking mental! 

    If this grandstand was such a good idea then the private sector would be biting Starship's hand off... they're not! 

    It is mental but there is no stopping it. We are to all intents and purposes a communist state where all services will ultimately be provided by government and hardly any private sector will exist delivering services locally. All the private companies will be selling their wares and services in other free market countries and all the taxes that generates will be collected to handed over to allow loss making state services to be provided ‘free’ to IOM residents covering all areas of life. It’s what happens when tax (I.e., VAT in our case) is generated on economic activity that is booked here but which is not based here. They lose sight of the need to have a proper functioning free market economy as they don’t really know where the money is coming from. It just comes if you spend enough and book it through IOM companies. 

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  8. 6 hours ago, TheTeapot said:

    If no one is running it, then it'll probably run just fine, better probably than for ages. Just normal staff getting on with their jobs with little to no management interference and bullshit.

    Same could apply to all areas of government. Just send half the management work force home and see how much time is freed up so that the people delivering the services can just get on with doing their jobs. 

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  9. 1 hour ago, Manx Bean said:

    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.

    I agree it’s £56 to tax a car under 1,000cc or in the lowest emissions group which is nothing. It’s all these idiots buying 10 year old BMWs and old 4x4s so that they think they’re somebody who are paying £600 a year to tax them who are complaining. It’s a tax that’s easy to avoid. 

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  10. 5 minutes ago, Uhtred said:

    When the newly-departed Mr. Coleman was appointed, the press-coverage at the time also referred to a lady with an NHS HR background joining the hospital at the same time. Does anyone know whether she's still there and what she does? If she has also left (although I've never seen any media coverage to that effect) who is running the hospital? The current DHSC CEO is temporary; hospital top management was temporary and, it seems, is now potentially non-existent. Is there any leadership of our health and social care regime? And where is government up to with the implementation of the Michaels reforms - the 'transformation'? The latest document on their website dates from mid-July. I know August is holiday season but should we be worried?

    Everyone is temporary they’re just waiting to sell it off to a private care provider when they will appoint proper commercial managers to oversee it not the disaffected detritus of the NHS who have escaped here from the UK. 

  11. 8 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

    It's not that simple.  Not everyone lives on a bus route and, even if you do, a lot of people need a car to get to work.  The sort of low-paid, maybe zero-hours jobs with irregular hours and perhaps early or late starts are often those for which having your own transport is essential.  Rentals in more rural areas are often cheaper, so it's a balance between saving on that and spending on transport.  And for a family, especially the working poor, public transport can also work out expensive.

    Yes but it’s being dressed up as yet another poverty issue about the IOM when it isn’t. If you can afford to run a car you can afford to tax it as car ownership isn’t mandatory. Too many people are just buying stupid cars. If you get a low cc car it’s £56 a year to tax it and it will get you about fine. You should not need to pay fifty quid on installments. It’s all these idiots buying inappropriate vehicles and then not being able to pay £600 to tax their 10 year old 3.0 BMW. It’s not a poverty issue at all and people should be incentivized not to buy high taxable vehicles anyway. 

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  12. 1 minute ago, hissingsid said:

    It really needs sorting people are struggling a two tier society has never been so real.

    But if you can afford a car presumably you can afford to tax it? It’s not a poverty issue. If you were genuinely poor you’d sell your car and use the bus in order to eat. 

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  13. 6 minutes ago, hissingsid said:

    There is a petition regarding changes to payment of above tax.    I think it makes good sense it supports the payment of said tax by monthly payments, direct debits being the flavour of our times for many other charges.   I think this is good there seem to be a lot of people getting done for non payment and it is a lot of lolly  to find the way everything seems to be getting more expensive by the day.    What are your thoughts, if you agree please sign the petition on FB.

    Everything is paid by DD in this day and age including your car insurance. The solution will be to put up road tax by 20% then let you pay by installment. 

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  14. 2 minutes ago, hissingsid said:

    Could someone explain what is being discussed before I lose the will to live.

    Dilli was telling everybody exactly what was going on at the hospital but then didn’t. 

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  15. 22 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

    I have probably barred myself by answering your feeble post, but I feel I have to say that I have never ever encountered a person so fe3ble and arse licking as you.

    You were once a decent poster with balls, but you have given in now that you have had a ban or two, and now kiss arse whenever you think you have said too much .

    Like a lot on this forum I’m just tired of your attention seeking bullshit. There’s no point in even responding to your bitter jibes as you report them all and that’s pretty much the only time I’ve ever been banned when I’ve argued with you as you go off like a big girl as you can’t hack it as you have no substance. You insulted G4ELI for no reason at all and if you want to claim with any credibility that you know something about the hospital changes then post it for others to read before you try to claim credit for being right. Publish and be damned - otherwise forget it. 

  16. 1 minute ago, ecobob said:

    That really is a personal insult and it breaks the T&C’s. Not cool. 

    As was pointed out by an irate flouncer last week. The normal T & Cs don’t seem to apply to Dilli. 

  17. 3 minutes ago, dilligaf said:


    You read it here first though

    You’re just a bullshitter.

    You’ve said nothing and will then come back on here in 2 weeks time claiming to everyone that you knew what was going on. You do understand you actually have to say what’s going on in advance to claim to be right in hindsight? 

  18. 13 minutes ago, joebean said:

    I suspect the wedding and dinners element of the Business Case is only a small part of the earnings identified to contribute to a return on the (significant) investment, but this must be considered,

    And even that’s pretty much using taxpayers money to just steal all the wedding trade from Talk of the Town right next door who seem to have invested to be a wedding venue. That’s the only business case IOMG can rustle up usually - stealing someone else’s ideas and using other people’s cash to put private businesses out of business to keep civil servants employed providing services that lose money. 

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