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Only two things you can be sure of in this world…….Death and Taxes

At first I thought this was funny….Then I realized the awful truth of it. Be sure to read all the way to the end!

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he’s fed.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won’t be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He’s good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he’s laid.

When he’s gone,
Do not relax,
It’s time to apply
The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Airline surcharge tax
Airline Fuel Tax
Airport Maintenance Tax
Building Permit Tax
Cigarette Tax
Cooking Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Death Tax
Driving Permit Tax
Environmental Tax (Fee)
Excise Taxes
Income Tax
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Petrol Tax (too much per litre)
Gross Receipts Tax
Health Tax
Heating Tax
Inheritance Tax
Interest Tax
Lighting Tax
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Mortgage Tax
Pension Tax
Personal Income Tax
Property Tax
Poverty Tax
Prescription Drug Tax
Real Estate Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Retail Sales Tax
Service Charge Tax
School Tax
Telephone Tax
Value Added Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Water Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
Tax (VAT) on Tax.
And Now they want a blooming Carbon Tax!


Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was one of the most prosperous in the world… We had absolutely no national debt, had a large middle class,a huge manufacturing base, and Mum stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the Hell happened? Could it be the lying parasitic politicians wasting our money?
Oh, and don’t forget the relatively new bank charges….
And we all know what we think of Bankers.


Bringing LOCAL Radio back where it should be.

In the Early 1980s we had Radio Deeside as a local station broadcast live from the Deeside Leisure Centre,this then expanded to BBC Radio Clwyd broadcast from Mold and we had Commercial Radio with Marcher Sound broadcast from Gwersyllt near Wrexham,So what happened?

Well BBC Radio Clwyd went from being The Voice of North Wales to a Spin Off of BBC Radio Wales which generally concentrated on the South of the Country and then Radio Clwyd was no more as output got further and further reduced to………nothing.

So with the BBC gone from Local North Wales broadcasting it was up to Marcher Sound to deliver and for a while it did.

Brilliant Local Radio that made household names from Roy Norry,Gavin Matthews,Paul Griffiths,Steve Furnell,Peter Morgan,Peter Poulton,Kevin Howard,Russ Morris,Dave Bethell,Glen Hunt and many more…..

No less than 5 of the above named are now hosting Breakfast Shows around the country and 2 with very successful daytime shows on various stations.

The local links and shows with a Radio Car were always on air live from a Shop,Fete,Show and even Public Houses.

Re Branded MFM and Marcher Gold listening figures were huge…….Then the big buyout by GWR and subsequently GLOBAL meant it all going.

Presenters given scripts from Head Office to read between songs Traffic News and News broadcast down the line from London or Bristol from someone pretending to know the whereabouts of Wrexham Town.

They left one by one disillusioned by all the changes,household names in the area,but now (as Paul Curran put it”A Lab Rat” could do my show) they had to move on.

HEART now broadcast just 8 hours a day in the week and just 4 hours a day at weekends from Gwersyllt the rest of the shows are from London so from 168 hours a week local output to just 48 hours a 70% reduction.

So in 2013 it’s good to see Roy Norry and the Radio Deeside Team getting ready to launch LOCAL Radio in the area.

Technology now is amazing ONLINE-ON MOBILE-and still on your RADIO you will be able to listen whenever and wherever and contact and update via e mail,Facebook and Twitter.

Lets see this happen and urge everyone to support it.

Liverpool 0.2 West Brom

Below is a list of Liverpool’s player wages as of September 2012. The figure shown is a weekly wage before tax.

Steven Gerrard – £120,000
Luis Suarez – £100,000
Pepe Reina – £90,000
Daniel Sturridge – £80,000
Jamie Carragher – £85,000
Stewart Downing – £80,000
Glen Johnson – £80,000
Jordan Henderson – £70,000
Martin Skrtel – £70,000
Daniel Agger – £70,000
Lucas Leiva – £65,000
Jose Enrique – £55,000
Joe Allen – £45,000
Sebastian Coates – £29,000
Oussama Assaidi – £21,000
Danny Wilson – £20,000
Brad Jones – £20,000
Jonjo Shelvey – £18,000
Martin Kelly – £15,000
Suso – £10,000
Andre Wisdom – £10,000
Raheem Sterling – £5,000

Security Incident Eagles Meadow

12.45pm at Nando’s in Wrexham and just sitting down for Lunch when the Duty Manager comes over to us and says there has been a Security Incident in which a SuitCase has been chained to the stairs on the complex,as yet we are not making a full evacuation but if we do then your nearest exit is at the rear of the restaurant.

Upon some couple of minutes of confusion in which no orders were being taken we decided to leave the restaurant and on taking the stairs noticed the said Suitcase chained to the bottom of the stairs with a pink security chain.

There were 5 Security guards standing in the middle of the complex along with the Eagles Meadow Complex Manager all very unsure what to do,still allowing people up and down the stairs and virtually brush by the case.

After some fifteen minutes of half evacuation from the shops and still no sign of the Police or Fire Brigade we decided to leave Eagles Meadow and lunch elsewhere.

A couple of questions On when do the security announce a full evacuation and where were the emergency services??

Probably nothing more than some shopper having a few valuables in a suitcase and making it safe but if it had a been an explosive device was everything done right or not??



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Wrexham Council Tax up by 2.75%

So this morning I read that my Council Tax bill in Wrexham will increase by 2.75% not a huge increase some might say but not in line with either my pay reduction or my 1% increase that I have recently undertaken in my Jobs.

Here is what I don’t get every household will have to pay 2.75% more in Council Tax but services have and will be slashed by over £3 Million,not you don’t have to be a qualified accountant to show that Wrexham Council will take in more money from Householders but will give less service.

It would be like the fuel companies saying you will get 3/4 a Litre of Fuel for more than what a Litre currently costs!!

So where is the extra money going?

Maybe on Councillors Wages/Expenses £828k basic wages and £10k being expenses.This does not include extras like for a Laptop or I Pad or if the Councillor has SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

So £12,600 Basic for each Councillor plus this plus that plus mileage including 1 councillor who claimed 1,762.85 in fuel allowance for one year around £35 per week she lives in Pen Y Cae Near Wrexham.

Or maybe it goes higher than that Dr Helen Paterson, Wrexham Council’s Chief Executive gets £117,500 per year that is £2,260 per week.

Bins emptied once a fortnight because we can’t afford to do it weekly.

Grass cut in Public Places used to be once a fortnight now once a month.

4 yes 4 men to put up a piece of guttering 6 foot long on a Garage.

6 men 3 vehicles to fill holes in the road.

General office duties jobs at £9 an hour in Wrexham Council and up to £2 less an hour in the Private Sector.

Just the tip of the iceberg but that is how Wrexham Council runs I asked them on Twitter and Facebook today how they can justify an increase when slashing services I am still waiting a reply maybe they do not get paid enough to respond or maybe they are cooking the books………..


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