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Posts posted by thesultanofsheight

  1. 6 hours ago, 2112 said:

    The answer is the Manx Credit Union based at Nadine House on North Quay, Douglas. Benefit Claimants should be able to get their benefits paid into their accounts, where they can withdraw. It’s hardly rocket science. 

    If it’s ever open that is but a good point well made. Even outside of that this its clearly just political point scoring on behalf of Monghouse claiming to represent the 3 people in the whole of the South who don't have bank accounts. 

  2. 1 hour ago, gettafa said:

    Avuncular Andy, patronising, condescending and somewhat know-it-all arrogance.

    He was a sad patronizing twat and nothing else. Amazing a child seemed to work out what he was doing in about 10 seconds. Just a really cheap tactic as he clearly hasn’t got the balls to raise any of the issues himself other than try to publicly channel opinion through trying to manipulate the replies of a child he was interviewing. 

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  3. 3 hours ago, Neil Down said:

    If - and it's an impossible if, the authorities completely stopped the flow of heroin, what do you think the druggies would do next - go cold turkey?

    People will always find something else. But maybe perhaps something else less damaging than heroin? 

  4. 1 hour ago, Roger Mexico said:

    Do you have any evidence that heroin use on the Island is increasing (or increasingly dangerous)?  Certainly use in the UK seems to have been declining for quite a long period and cocaine and related drugs seem to be dominating the market more.  Heroin is very dangerous (because of it's variable quality even without bodily fluids) and has been responsible, at least partly, for many drug deaths on the Island - but that isn't a new thing.  It may even be that initiatives such as the naxolene project may be reducing them.

    I would say Max is right anecdotally about use increasing just based on some of the junkie scum I’ve come into contact with in the last few years. 

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  5. 4 hours ago, Ham_N_Eggs said:

    The fact they offered the teachers a deal without Treasury approval or a business case speaks volumes. In other words teachers can have this deal but they've no guarantees they'll (DESC) be able to hold up their end of the bargain.

    I think he’d probably say or do anything to avoid a conflict which is exactly what he’s going to get by saying and doing anything that comes into his (largely empty) head. 

  6. Just listening to the patronizing crap on the radio this lunchtime. Well done that clearly intelligent school girl who realized that the idiot interviewing her was pushing her to say things she didn’t want to say and didn’t mean. What a tosser. Trying to use a child to say things that were controversial about the TT and government in general. She had more brains than him. 

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  7. 20 minutes ago, Uhtred said:

    Wow - poo detection is possible! Well done Roger. Get yourself up to Onchan. 

    (You can be excused foo-foo duty if you don’t fancy it).

    I saw in the paper the other week that policemen get extra payments for certain dirty work. I can’t imagine there is anymore of a bigger danger payment on offer for fumbling up a smack heads chuff than the original envisioned dirty lottery. 

  8. Just now, thebees said:

    Talk about paint a vivid picture :)

    It’s pretty much how the process works. I do feel sorry for the police lab workers though who will have to work out which packet came out of ass A, ass B, or ass C so they can charge the appropriate mule. 

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  9. 9 minutes ago, Rushen Spy said:

    I just knew it would be about Onchan. And Ashley Park of all places is practically the village's Ground Zero for dog sh!te.

    It’s a nice cheap base for drugs distribution though isn’t it? £100 a week to ODC while you’re fishing fetid packets of smack out of some skanks cat flap. They should kick anyone found guilty of using or selling heroin out on their ass there is no need for the public to subsidize a junkies living costs in social housing when there’s so many in need of a roof. Junkies have a habit of being able to survive on the street as they’ll do literally anything to get by. 

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  10. 1 minute ago, Amadeus said:

    The Hub in victoria street is now pretty much full. All blockchain and crypto companies. Amazing to see that area grow so quickly. 

    Hopefully they pay their bills. Most of them run out of cash at round two and all they leave is a pile of unpaid invoices to people who have provided services to them. 

  11. 3 hours ago, Andy Onchan said:

    That’s the basic misconception of “offshore” as zero tax can be an inhibitor to companies that need to invest massive amounts to grow and develop. Here you get zero tax but you can’t write your R & D costs off against anything so you’re fully funding your R & D yourself whereas in the UK with these sort of schemes you’re still investing the money you’d invest in a new product but you’re getting a huge amount of it back in tax breaks against profits you’ve made on other trading activities. It’s probably the reason why some IOM companies are looking to onshore again as if UK corporate tax rates go down most of them will end up paying minimal tax anyway after offsets and other credits. 

  12. 4 hours ago, Rushen Spy said:

    If they were a private sector company, they'd just ask somebody from IT to run a report and feed it into an Excel spreadsheet.

    Why can't the Government's hundreds of IT employees accomplish that simple task?

    Even if there are separate systems at play, there's no reason why separate reports can't be proceeded and then manually matched up.

    I don't know whether that’s true or not. But the fact that we don't know is worrying and another one of those increasing anomalies about the IOM economy. I know a few old folk who only have their state pension to fall back on so I know they do exist. Even if they had some savings the 0.25% they might be getting on a couple of grand in the bank is pennies and isn’t going to help them live either. They’ll just run down the money out of necessity until there is none left then qualify for state support. What really annoys me is the disconnect between government and the financial realities of life for those in retirement these days. Interest rates are at all time lows so many can’t even live on the savings they’ve amassed even if they have them. The state pension is going flat rate too so it will have absolutely no link to inflation so it’s not going to keep pace with any inflationary increases in food, or fuel, or electricity in future so unless you have something else you really are going to be fucked and even if you do have something else it’s just going to be spent until there’s nothing left as you’ll have to spend capital not interest unlike in the 70s and 80s when interest rates were 10%. All that is probably going to happen is rather than government thinking this tight fistedness is going to save them money it’s just going to force more of the elderly into the social care system over the longer term as they won’t have a pot to piss in and someone will then have to underwrite their basic requirements as they will literally have no money or savings to live on. Contrast that to the CPI linked lifestyles of the public sector retired who will continue to do very nicely as at least their pensions should keep pace with their bills and inflation whether they’ve paid for them or not. 

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  13. On 1/20/2020 at 11:03 AM, Rog said:

    Lay with dogs --- get fleas.

    It was all a bit of a damp squib in the end. The funniest thing was reading the comments from the usual morons on James Corrins site clearly disappointed that that it was not horrific publicity for the Manx finance sector. 

  14. 1 hour ago, MrPB said:

    It’s a warning to all. State promises can be re-written for anybody [who doesn’t work for government] but taxpayer promises to anyone who has anything owed to them as a government worker have to be paid in full even if we bankrupt future generations doing it. There is no fairness in society. It’s akin to apartheid where everyone bar a certain privileged minority get to be shat on by those who control everything. 

    Well there’s the thing. Can you imagine the total outrage that would have occurred had they told everyone in government they’d have to wait another 7 years to collect their pension? They’d be out striking in the streets and crying all over Facebook about how hard done by they’ve been and threatening to take government to court. But everyone else is just told to fuck off and lump it despite some having paid NI for 40 odd years. 

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  15. Just now, Numbnuts said:

    He has in the Examiner today too...basically if they listened to him and his plan to put Trams on the walkway it all would have been finished now !! Really ! Still DOI so no chance 

    Gawne is one of the most full of shit politicians we’ve ever had. Completely delusional in most respects. Thought he was going to be chief minister last time round and declared it in advance. Now a part time clerk for village commissioners. 

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  16. 10 minutes ago, Donald Trumps said:

    Now that Manx pension has been separated from UK pension there is no reason why Manx women should not be paid their pension from 60 as previously promised

    I would like to know how many pensioners here would be considered to be living in poverty

    Would the Cabinet Office or the Tynwald Select Committee on Poverty know the answer?

    Those women have been lied to. They planned pretty much their entire working life around being able to retire at 60 and then had the rug pulled under them. If the state pension was their only anticipated future income then they’re probably stuck in low paid employment for another 7 years so they can eat. They’ll likely be age discriminated against in the work place too as how many private employers want people over 60 working for them anyway? Government doesn’t seem to care about this though despite allowing their own staff to retire before 67 often on excellent terms just to get rid of them. Perhaps all we have to look forward to in future is a growing population of elderly prostitutes who will do anything to avoid the Foodbank when their pension has been pulled? 

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  17. 2 hours ago, Neil Down said:

    It would appear there is yet another Douglas promenade blunder. A big item was left off the budget. Have no fear though Phil Gawne is about to spout what he thinks of what’s been happening with the redevelopment.

    Gawne has already spouted some of his views on Twitter. The man is a wanker who should just keep his trap shut. 

  18. 3 minutes ago, Donald Trumps said:

    Huge numbers of pensioners - 1,400 I think - seek social security benefits on top of their state pension

    This has to raise the question as to whether the Manx state pension is adequate to live on to a reasonable standard in your old age

    Correct so why are we making women wait another 7 years despite being told they could retire at 60 and introducing a flat rate state pension which has absolutely no direct link to inflation? If that’s all you’ve got to live on in future then you’re fucked. 

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