Is the DAG managing to "change the course of history"?

Background and objectives: 

Sometimes it seems like it's a huge uphill struggle. Well, all of the time actually. The header says "A small group of determined people can change the course of history" - are we doing it?

28% (64 votes)
22% (51 votes)
Don't know
29% (68 votes)
Probably not
19% (44 votes)
Definitely not
2% (5 votes)
Total votes: 232
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i am disappointed at your

i am disappointed at your attitude- --you only care if you get your money back--as a sub 50k investor, i am likely to get my money back but i will continue to do my best to ensure that nobody else invests there because they are a bunch of hicks and a**e lickers and the chief minister should resign and maybe in the 17th February assembly, that will be the call---what a cringing, lieing and none person is he?
He even contradicted the written evidence---lies damn lies you *********.
Let us hope his MHK's will crucify him--manx rhymes with w***s--that is what he is damn lier---we will make sure he gets his due reward!

Posted by bobwin on Mon, 09/02/2009 - 10:56
Poll questions have to be

Poll questions have to be thought-out carefully. Personally I couldn't care less whether DAG changes the course of history unless it means getting my deposit back. A pertinent question would be whether we think that the actions of the DAG to date have enhanced either the final sum that will be returned to us, or the speed at which the funds are returned, both of which are the only important factors (for me).

Some of those who voted in the negative will have done so because they may not believe that the DAG impacted the 2 factors above. Additionally, since every action taken by anyone anywhere changes the course of history the poll question seems to be of little value.

Posted by BustedFlat on Mon, 09/02/2009 - 10:34
I was at friends in Mauritius

I was at friends in Mauritius this morning for coffee. They happened to say they were in the IOM with Barclays.

They have already agreed to change their Bank destination away from the IOM if I "go down the drain."

Get your friends to do the same!!!

Posted by Alan Mauritius on Mon, 09/02/2009 - 10:28
i cannot believe that anyone

i cannot believe that anyone can vote anything but DEFINITELY----look at the IOM Tynwald agenda--look at the news reports--look at the TV reports--do you think think this was coincidence?
You are so ungrateful for the efforts of the few on your behalf.
Like Victor Meldrew said" I don't bloody believe it"

Posted by bobwin on Mon, 09/02/2009 - 10:08
The course of history is

The course of history is rather like the course of a river which changes by a combination of factors. It could change by a sudden violent storm, or it changes over a period of time by its rise & fall causing errosion.

Churchill changed the course of history, but he did not do it just with his words but with the forces of the Allies.

So it is with the DAG. We are part of the forces that are actually bringing about a change in the course of the history of banking. In the pursuit of our objectives we are exposing the failure of the institutions that were in place to protect depositors.

Yes, ours is an uphill battle but so was the conquest of Everest. 2 men got to the top but they would not have done without an army of people behind them to enable them to do it.

I wish I had 2 votes to be able to go back again & vote DEFINITELY !

Posted by Lucky Jim on Sun, 08/02/2009 - 13:23
Maybe the question should

Maybe the question should have been whether we have already changed it. What would be happening now if this DAG had never existed? Would there be the stories in the media that we are seeing? I doubt it. Would the TSC investigation be happening? Possibly, but I do think all the lobbying of MPs from this group over the months was a significant factor in bringing that about.

Posted by ng on Sat, 07/02/2009 - 13:58
We will definitely change -

We will definitely change - this is my strong belief.

Posted by howagcr on Sat, 07/02/2009 - 12:58

DEFINITELY! & we ARE !.....................

ONE man changed the course of history - Jesus Christ
So did another man - Martin Luther King
There are many other men & women who have done the same

So If ONE person can change the course of history so can a large group of 2390+ determined people!

We are a collective voice being heard in high places (eg: Treasury Select Committee) and it does not take much imagination to see how the outcome will change the IOM forever. We do not want the banks of the IOM to collapse; that is not our Mission, but in pursuing the justice of our Mission this may well happen....& it will change the course of history.

I voted definitely
If you didn't, think about it & go back & change your vote!

Thanks ng for this great Poll ! (:

Posted by Lucky Jim on Sat, 07/02/2009 - 10:28
I agree - if the IOM think it

I agree - if the IOM think it will damage their hallowed isle's cred; THAT IS THE SHARPEST TOOL IN THE BOX.

Posted by felosleet on Sat, 07/02/2009 - 09:53
When we hit the IOM between

When we hit the IOM between the eyes with the thought that there wil be a run on the banks it will certainly change the course of history

Posted by conned on Sat, 07/02/2009 - 09:26