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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. Had a look at the weekend. It's quite nice. The paving is nowhere near as overpowering as I thought when looking at the photos.


    Just wait until you see it decorated with used chewing gum.

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    I'd love to know how much they actually expect this to raise.


    I can't imagine it being more than a few thousand £ a year.


    I'd also like to know what other money saving schemes they thought of.


    I can imagine a 'brainstorming' meeting.


    "OK lets see how we can save some money within our operations"


    "Lets charge pensioners"


    Is that really the best they could do?


    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?

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  4. And don't get me started on child support, why do I have to pay tax so people can breed!!

    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.

  5. Has any of the members of government got shares in the company that are laying this stuff ? if they have I am sure the dividends must be good :thumbsup:


    What is the future maintenance cost of these paving schemes when they get slippery and take a few oap scalps ?


    No doubt a canny little company will be getting awarded the contract to jet wash this stuff on a regular basis, Got to keep the brethren in work now :sorcerer:

    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.

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    It's more or less standard practice in most civilised countries of the world for public clocks that are out of order to either have the hands removed or have them set permanently to 12 o'clock.

    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.

  7. 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."

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  8. 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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