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  1. The following advice is currently available on gov.im, so get out there in force, pensioners. "The 60+ entitles the holder to: Free travel on bus services on public holidays, bank holidays and weekends. Half fare travel on bus services before 9am Mondays to Friday and from 4pm to 5.30pm on weekdays. Free travel on bus services from 9am to 4pm and after 5.30pm on weekdays. Half fare on the Night Owl/Hulland Oie services. Free travel after 9am on scheduled services of the IoM Steam Railway. Free travel after 9am on scheduled services of the Manx Electric Railway. Free travel after 9am on scheduled services on the Snaefell Mountain Railway."
  2. Let the pensioners see what they're paying for!
  3. Just wait until you see it decorated with used chewing gum.
  4. Well one of the "money saving schemes" Alfred and Ian have introduced is the continuous and very dubious suspensions/sackings of drivers who had the temerity to strike or have disagreed with the junta. What needs to be released to the public by either the Director of Transport, Chief Executive or Minister is the "Back Office or Running Costs" of Ticketer. We know that the procurement process was very suspicious and was apparently signed off by Robertshawe, however, if my information is correct the running costs are very high and need addressing ASAP, and there was little or no mention of these costs when Cregeen asked Tynwald for approval. despite me personally raising it with the establishment. Cregeen - possibly not the sharpest choice of minister for the Department of Pullingthewoolovertojustifyeverytotallyunnecessaryexpense?
  5. I'm only surprised that he had such a short sentence.
  6. Agreed, and I would go so far as to say that the state should charge parents for every child that they produce. That would balance out the pension pot a little for the future.
  7. This looks a bit too much like a "personal vendetta" considering it's a first post. Posted in anger?
  8. One can only hope. Gawne but not forgotten?
  9. It must be nearly traditional time for Manx Gas/MEA/Water Authority to dig it all up again.
  10. This is further discrimination against the retired or retiring. You'll soon have to work until you are 90 and then travel by zimmer frame.
  11. Welcome to Laxey Twinned with Everyothergreyarea.
  12. If the slabs had been square they could have held the Laxey Giant Chess World Championships.
  13. The new look Laxey Station is expected to attract tourists from further afield.
  14. Is this another part of the government's Freedom to Flounder initiative?
  15. Posted 07 March 2015 - 09:15 AM I only wish that I had shares in this granite slabs company. Apparently the whole Island is to be covered by it. We're sunk, and even Phil Gawne's rock armour cannot save us.
  16. That could explain the one in five obesity problem, and why so many fat people think it's always lunchtime. ........and always ask for seconds.
  17. Surely the position should have been added to the Ann Reynolds Empire?
  18. The Plank Exercise works well, allegedly. http://www.mensfitness.com/weight-loss/burn-fat-fast/how-to-do-a-plank-a-single-move-for-stronger-abs
  19. There are too many Post Tortoises. While stitching a cut on the hand of a 75 year old farmer, whose hand was caught in the squeeze gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to politicians and their role as our leaders. The old farmer said, "Well, as I see it, most politicians are 'Post Tortoises'.' Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a 'post tortoise' was. The old farmer said, "When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a tortoise balanced on top, that's a post tortoise." The old farmer saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain. “You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function,and you just wonder what kind of dumb arse put him up there to begin with."
  20. So everyone on the Island now knows the names of the "four individuals" except me. "The email reads: ‘The Isle of Man Financial Crime Unit wishes to advise all Isle of Man regulated entities that the following individuals and companies are currently part of an active criminal investigation with regard to a variety of serious offences, and would ask that a search of your records takes place for evidence of any type of business conducted with any of these individuals or companies, as well as any other entity associated to or with the subjects. ‘Any suspicion should be reported to the FCU and without delay. Grounds for suspicion should be clearly stated.’ It names four individuals, all of whom live in the Isle of Man, and 25 different Manx-registered companies"
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