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A fool and his money.....

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  1. Not sure exactly, but some time after the sun has burnt itself out.
  2. All back working again this morning - and to be fair to them, it's a fairly good system once you get in IMHO.
  3. Try running a business in the post Covid, post Brexit, Ukraine war, multiple crises period at the same time as having several children who have regularly been off school due to teacher shortages and pay disputes. Life gets busy, tasks have to be prioritised, I'm sure we'd all like to be smugly taking the piss out of people who leave things to the last minute, but for some it's just another day another deadline. Anyway, shouldn't you be out getting your last few bit of Christmas shopping, or have you finished that too 😀?
  4. Glad it's not just me - what do you mean by leaving it late though, the deadline isn't until tomorrow. I thought I'd do it early for a change rather than scratching around tomorrow afternoon, ah well never mind. The trouble is they don't seem to send you a paper one if you are registered online. Some poor sod is going to be busy answering the phone tomorrow.
  5. Undoubtedly. I'd be amazed if another few more hundred K haven't been thrown at this.
  6. It's a nice idea but it'll never happen, not on the IOM. For one thing it's too radical for our government, for another it would disproportionately benefit the proles, and so is the exact opposite of anything this or the last few governments have done.
  7. I wouldn't worry about it. I have it on very good authority that the TT isn't going to happen next year, or was it this year, can't remember who told me that now, oh no hang on a minute it was you.
  8. No that's not how it works. When a man and a woman love each other very much.........
  9. The walkway was the one bit of the prom that was in fairly good shape, why didn't they just leave it as it was?
  10. You can, but you'll be sick of the sight of them by Christmas. It's like my neighbour, he spends ages putting up Christmas decorations, tons of lights in the garden etc. It looks brilliant but he does it in November and then starts taking them down on or soon after boxing day! I did once suggest to him that perhaps he put them up in late October and take them down mid December, got it all out of the way before Christmas. I'm not sure he realised I was taking the piss. He's the kind of fella who will go somewhere an hour before it opens "so he doesn't have to wait". I've never understood this kind of logic, Christmas or any other event comes round soon enough, why rush it?
  11. The same Barclays that operates in a well and very expensively regulated jurisdiction, yet can make an illegal loan and be repaid in full without reproach. Yet again the Manx taxpayer stumps up for a very poor quality service in dubious circumstances with no comeback whatsoever on the supplier.
  12. An illegal loan no less, makes you wonder why it has to be repaid at all. Surely the bank should have done some due diligence? You've got to wonder what position they (the bank) would be in if it was any other customer than the IOMG, who's backers (us) are unfortunately all too familiar with bailing them out after such cock ups.
  13. You're not just paying for the food though, you're paying for the surroundings, the ambience, the service. As it's a brewery pub this means they've charged you £35 to eat £5 tops worth of food in a soulless, empty shithole served by a reluctant teenager on minimum wage.
  14. He really is a bloody idiot isn't he? So they've spent half a million doing surveys to pay out exactly nothing in grants. How anyone can describe that as "really successful" beggars belief. The one thing, the easiest thing , the most effective thing they could do in these times to help not only the environment, but also struggling families with the cost of living crisis, is to help people make their homes more energy efficient. To spend the amount of money that they have on this, and, in almost a year to have helped not one solitary household achieve this shows a special kind of incompetence, but I guess we are used to that, we've seen it often enough. To come out and declare it a success though just shows the disdain for the people whose money has been pissed away on this fiasco that this man has.
  15. Would you expect anything less? They'll have paid a King's ransom for some Chinese crap that doesn't like salt air or something. Some supplier will have made millions out of the deal with no need to guarantee any of their products or work, if they ever even worked in the first place (unlikely). It's like the NSC flumes - how many hundred thousand did they spend on them? They never worked, they had to throw another couple of hundred thousand at the contractor to get them working, they lasted a couple of weeks and one had to be closed again. Nine months later it is still closed.
  16. So they shouldn't be democratically elected because they are so popular? That perfectly sums up the amount of logic that is applied to most royalist arguments. Take a step back, get out of the 19th century, forget the nice little old lady smiling at children, put aside your British desire to remain important in the world. Then think about what you are defending objectively and rationally. Be honest with yourself, it's fucking mental isn't it?😀
  17. I don't know what point you're trying to make. Playing barbaric leader top trumps is not particularly helpful, and let's be honest, democratic leaders are never going to win that game. You shouldn't be scared of other people's opinions.
  18. It could also make things better. Nothing ventured nothing gained.
  19. And you think leaving things to an accident of birth is optimal?
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