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  2. p3t3

    £1M of Taxpayers money to the Syrian Refugees

    Lol, £2 a week, what a hero, bet it cost them that in admin chasing your payments, they just wanted rid of you.
  3. The Bastard

    Chemtrails

    "Chemtrails" would be testable and verifiable if they existed - but in my experience, the believers don't seem to be interested in proof, positive or negative, instead using it as a frame around a series of conspiracy theories. Proof one way or the other would break the cycle of attribution. I sat in on a meeting of believers, and the interesting thing for me was that there were lots of connections being made between threads - there were isolated people trying to be the voice of reason, but there was mainly lots of talk of the ancient "weather as a force multiplier" document, the "chemtrails" pamphlet and cloud seeding being cumulatively built into definite proof that the population was being sprayed with something - but they couldn't agree among themselves precisely what was being sprayed, who was doing it, or why it was happening, or what it was causing, or make anything more than the most tenuous connections between the various pieces of DEFINITE EVIDENCE. The more sincerely the belief was held , the more tenuous the connections seemed to become, yet the more connected they became in the mind of the believer. There were some obviously disturbed people there, but also some relatively normal people who'd got very caught up in it, too. It seemed to be more about various paranoid versions of THEM doing SOMETHING SINISTER that wasn't easily definable, and videos of clouds. The problem with looking at clouds is that you turn abstracts into absolutes (like a Rorschach test) based on what's in your head (is that a teddy bear, a dragon or DEFINITE PROOF OF THEM spraying us with Barium/Aluminium/Fibres ), and a rolling weather system can quickly become the results of a sinister worldwide conspiracy (HAARP, anyone ?)if that's your psychological viewpoint. If you've never really been bothered about looking at vapour trails, but then start looking at them because you've seen internet conspiracy stories about how they've become "more persistent" or are "changing the weather", a small percentage will fall victim to confirmation bias - "you know, I never noticed before that trails persisted like this, and the weather does seem to have changed recently", even when the trails and the weather are much the same as they've always been. The other problem is that you can reach a point where your only answer to rationality is "but they would say that, wouldn't they ?" when a psychosis reaches a point when all contrary evidence is dismissed, and confirmation bias becomes your only reference point. At this point in this discussion I attended, I think the rationals hit the wall, where either they were one of THEM, or anything that didn't conform with the belief system was either dismissed as unreasonable ("but we KNOW this is occurring") or dismissed as part of the conspiracy ("well, they WOULD say that, wouldn't they ?"). I've spoken to some other non-believers, and one used the analogy that if they showed the NASA Santa-Tracking site, some pictures of the North Pole, reindeer and mysterious gifts under the tree, that this would equate to definite proof that Santa existed if we looked at this with a Chemtrails mentality. For me, Chemtrails is a result of the pattern-matching and pattern-assembling capabilities of the brain that have proved so crucial in our survival to this point (is that a breeze in the grass, or a lion ?), but have gone "rogue" for some individuals - internet memes have refocused these pattern-matching capabilities on building links between tenuous connections, reinforced with confirmation bias (like the people who always see 9:11 on their clock radios).
  4. p3t3

    Isle of Man News and Politics

    ...even Nobles can't kill him off.
  5. thesultanofsheight

    Isle of Man News and Politics

    For those who never spend their own money they say - short arms and deep pockets!
  6. p3t3

    Time To Change The Law On Drugs?

    You should try watching VR Porn, actually proven to work for pain relief.
  7. manxy

    5G Network Radiation?

    So what was concern is now deep concern regards 5G Watch this first (14.20 minutes long) Barrie Trower The Real Dangers of 5G and Wifi technologies
  8. Howard

    Isle of Man News and Politics

    According to Buster, the sleeves on the suit are too long. That comment really cracked me up.
  9. Today
  10. thesultanofsheight

    Isle of Man News and Politics

    A nice shell suit perhaps? Plenty of room to expand. But seriously why would someone need to buy 3 new suits in 2 years on expenses which is what seems to have been ‘claimed’ looking at it.
  11. thesultanofsheight

    More IOM Government Spin

    Same as Westminster.
  12. p3t3

    Isle of Man News and Politics

    They all must be burning through suits, tailors can only take them in, really they should all just go for sportswear for the sake of the taxpayer.
  13. thesultanofsheight

    £1M of Taxpayers money to the Syrian Refugees

    Just ironic that you and the sock hunter general are touting the same nonsense in the same thread.
  14. thesultanofsheight

    Isle of Man News and Politics

    It’s not worth it. I read it at lunchtime and thought it was really funny. I thought about posting a bit of a piss-take about it on here as it’s just so ridiculous but didn’t want to risk a ban based on the weirdness that seems to be going on at the moment. Didn’t he claim a new suit last year as well so that’s now 3 new suits in 2 years on expenses too.
  15. Howard

    Isle of Man News and Politics

    It's actually very interesting that nobody has started a thread about that list. £2,000 on a website that a ten year old could probably put together with £20 pocket money.
  16. Howard

    More IOM Government Spin

    What a hideous individual you are. Chris Thomas is very well regarded by his constituents and the general public because he is highly intelligent, a good communicator, engages with people, is very approachable, and more to the point he is personally responsible for pushing through a reform agenda over the past few years, which is entirely in keeping with everything he said in his position as a backbench MHK. But he is also very modest and doesn't go around trying to take credit for things, so you won't see him posting photos of himself with advertorials promoting himself all over Facebook like certain politicians. He has been very consistent and exhibited integrity. I would also say from experience with civil servants that he is also well liked by them[1] as well because he is known to be extraordinarily hard working and a good person. Another reason Chris Thomas is popular is because unlike a number of the politicians, he is not a career politician for whom public service offers the highest salary they'll ever get: he could be making more money as a private citizen. He is in public office because he has a set of principles and genuinely in it to make a difference. [1] That's very rare. Usually they slag politicians off.
  17. p3t3

    Isle of Man News and Politics

    Hey I am back. shit flounce but you guys know all about it.
  18. Rog

    £1M of Taxpayers money to the Syrian Refugees

    Islam is a very great deal more than a religion. As for racial intolerance, where do you get that from?
  19. Neil Down

    Monstrous old scrounger

    It’s all down to the exceptional leadership they have.
  20. John Wright

    Popular Rider Critical...

    Dan is now home. As in at home, not hospital.
  21. thesultanofsheight

    Monstrous old scrounger

    I had cause to go in there last year to follow up on something. How most of the staff don’t commit suicide I’ll never know. A depressing building full of even more depressing people. Just makes you glad that you don’t have any real nexus with IOMG on a day to day basis when you very rarely have to interact with such a disfuncrional and depressing bunch of people.
  22. thesultanofsheight

    £1M of Taxpayers money to the Syrian Refugees

    Quilp and Rog preaching racial and religious intolerance in the same thread. Who’d have guessed? Ironic avatar anyone?
  23. Rog

    £1M of Taxpayers money to the Syrian Refugees

    But the returns on that investment will be far greater than any cost just on the restoration of our national sovereignty let alone in monetary terms.
  24. Rog

    £1M of Taxpayers money to the Syrian Refugees

    That mil was probably just to shut the snowflakes up.
  25. P.K.

    £1M of Taxpayers money to the Syrian Refugees

    £1m. Pah! Brexit is going to cost a shitload more than that.....
  26. Kopek

    Monstrous old scrounger

    Idle, cheating, workshy SCUM. Fire them, strip them of their pension, throw them out of their house, starve them nearly to death and then hang them!!! Problem is, this is probably 80% of office workers!!!!
  27. quilp

    £1M of Taxpayers money to the Syrian Refugees

    £1m to refugees, sweet fuck-all from most of the prosperous Middle East nations, some of whom refused access to anyone when it was needed. Have you ever thought to have a moan about that Albert?
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