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About Manx1Bloke

  • Birthday 03/15/1952

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    Rtd pilot - could have been a Major in the RAF -
    It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear to be stupid than to open it and remove all doubt. (Mark Twain) ∴

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  1. arrived back from Dublin yesterday and noticed both radar dishes rotating... why please is this? when please does the old one get switched off and scrapped?
  2. just back in from admiring all the new green coatings...and the cyclist heading out of town from the Brown Bobby whizzing down the pavement....
  3. it says in its latest on line results http://www.mfg.im/downloads/Interim-Report-2013.pdf We are proud of our Isle of Man heritage, being now the Island’s only independent bank. Using the metrics supplied by the Department of Economic Development, we contribute just under £10 million to the Island’s national income.
  4. http://www.gov.im/media/1031671/pink_book_2014-15.pdf full of "gems" like DoI is to spend £1.4m for a new canopy at Douglas Railway station...pg67 what catches your eye?
  5. http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/time-called-on-iconic-red-phone-boxes-in-isle-of-man-1-6258827 these phone boxes only needed £10 in them per year to keep them there so why didn't the local residents or commissioners have a whip round or open the petty cash box pop 10 £1 coins in and all would have been well...seem to recall some bleating from the St Mark's residents or somewhere similar threatened with losing its phone box...obviously just penny pinching tight arses live there.
  6. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/salford-barton-moss-anti-fracking-protesters-6713838 will be interesting to see how any anti fracking protesters who pitch up outside the gates of Billown are dealt with....
  7. are those that have the responsibility 100% happy that the sea wall along the Douglas promenade by the War Memorial is structurally sound enough to continue withstanding storm seas as we've been having recently? Or will it be a case of The Soldier is here today, and gone tomorrow? Should it / is it being protected? pictures please...
  8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_disobedience Hopefully people might know what the situation would be and can explain it from an individual protester's aspect if say many thousands of people refused to pay a charge implemented by the Government......
  9. Doesn't the "saving" come from the same spin dictionary as the "loss" when the fuel price duty didn't go up when they had expected to..?
  10. Are my maths correct?? If the total current wage bill is £311m and there is a "current year saving" of £50m due to pay freezes - doesn't that mean otherwise the pay bill would have gone up by 16%...???
  11. Wow - just had a renewal notification and looks like a HUGE hike in car insurance premiums for 2014 compared to current year - its + 11.93% max no claims and no other factors just looks like a whopping increase. any else suffering premium hikes? why should IOM rates be increasing so much? thks
  12. if someone travels away off Island on Government or other official business and at taxpayers / ratepayers expense and if they then have free time not attending something on Government / Council business and are able to sight see / shop etc etc is that element of the trip a perk or benefit ? are there rules about this? could please maybe an accountant or someone can tell us... thanks
  13. Allan Bell is going to sign the FATCA with the USA on Friday this week........
  14. this http://www.iol.co.za/business/personal-finance/louis-group-investors-take-big-income-cut-1.1507181#.UlF1WtJuqSo reminds me..... http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/financial-advisors-got-it-so-wrong-on-louis-group-1-6102166 who were the relevant Manx IFS's who "got it so wrong" and have had to pay compensation? Answers please......
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