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  2. The returnee has to isolate as far as possible from other members of the household, stay in a separate room, have their own bathroom or throughly clean after use, etc.
  3. I wasn’t aware until recently that whilst people returning to the island are required to isolate, those that live in the same household, ie the very people who picked the returnee up from the airport/sea terminal and are spending a great deal of time with that person, are not required to isolate. Ticking time bomb right there IMO.
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  5. The Isle of Man is currently free. Take a walk down Strand Street and see for yourself, go round some of the pubs, hug a stranger etc. Nowhere else comes close. Anyone jailed was jailed with knowledge they were breaking the law. I think you are taking what has been achieved for granted. You made an intelligent thoughtful and enlightening post, but you blew it with your final paragraph.
  6. I agree with that. Also maybe when it’s been established that herd immunity has been an important way out of this we’ll also realize that we ended up just about the only country in the entire world who had absolutely no exposure to it. I hope there will be no repercussions of that when we’re finally let loose to go back out into the world again.
  7. Unfortunately despite this Onchan outage this Rob Callister clearly managed to publish his blog this weekend.
  8. Well there’s a fair few seagulls who just like to spread crap over this forum. I was just pointing out that I’m sure you hardly needed to be told what that word meant as, sadly, it’s pretty much still in common use. It looked like you were trying to find a reason to be offended. If that’s not the case then apologies.
  9. pongo

    University Life

    Yes definitely. I know that you are both joking and yet not. But you're seeing it as if with the benefit of some kind of both pre - cog and hindsight. With the perspective of someone who cannot see themself. In reality we ourselves had most of what you describe (except for apps) but could not see it. You can't ever see how great it is until much later. If you could you'd be dangerous.
  10. Apart e-gaming, finance, law, accounting, auditing... And a government that has been, during the past few decades, responsive and led more by pragmatism than ideology; putting the interest of island first. The problem is that easy connection with the UK and beyond are a key ingredient for the success of the island. Even if its retirees and some MHKs (who have already been vilified on this forum) don't seem to be capable to see it. The issue is whether the covid crisis is one-off event or the beginning of a decline. Time will tell.
  11. Declan

    University Life

    Thinking back to my student days, I'm not sure what's up with these kids. So you're away from home and parents for the first time. Food is being delivered to you. Someone will have blow. You're trapped in a building with hundreds of horny kids your own age and applications on your phone that mean you can arrange an assignation without actually having to talk to them first and you don't even have to get out of bed to attend lectures!
  12. slinkydevil

    TT 2021 ??

    At least the promenade will be finished by then.
  13. Neil Down

    TT 2021 ??

    Don’t bring me into this. Howie is a twat of the first order
  14. There is no outrage. Only pity that someone has to continue to plumb those depths these days in search of a laugh, as any parent of a child with such problems would probably tell you. Ah well, such is life eh?
  15. Does anyone or everyone honestly believe that everybody that has compromised the 'direction' has been caught and then punished.? Has anyone been 'let off', do you think? Does anyone believe that the timing of certain decisions have been timed to accommodate individuals that maybe had to get somewhere else else and these had to be scheduled in, no matter what the potential risks? Come on, this is the isle of man, where you can.......
  16. pongo

    University Life

    I'm fairly sure that you're confusing education with training. I've never really seen the point of univesities providing training. University is ultimately often about learning how to think conceptually. That's one level at least up from the specifics. A well educated person can be trained to do anything. Though, more likely, they will find it out for themself. If they are interested. It's always about being able to go back to the basic concepts and build a thing from scratch. Training never provides that. Eg the difference between a sonar operator and someone who could design sonar from first principles.
  17. finlo

    University Life

    Not until they'd banked their cheques that is.
  18. For the same reason you posted that comment. You work it out because I am sure others have.
  19. Apple

    University Life

    Not to my knowledge. The main things that if this was 'prerdicted' then students and their families would have been given the choice.
  20. ^ that image is from the tv movie Sybil which was about someone with, apparently, multiple personsalities - back in the era of the kind of cod "psychology" was still taken seriously. Today we quite rightly just dismiss them as trolls. They aren't sick - just annoying.
  21. It was in response to someone saying that dentists were paid a salary. I would have preferred to hear they were paid by the filling or extraction. At least that would make sense. As I mentioned above I have had fillings from a dentist who never bothered with injections and even fell asleep in the middle of a procedure. The school dentist was nothing but pain. Why would a dentist go ripping a kids teeth out for no apparent good reason? Giving them injections and drilling away at their teeth and giving them fillings, again, I would suggest for no good reason. I can't believe he did that. Why would he?
  22. joebean

    TT 2021 ??

    The perception that it can be left to about 3 months beforehand to decide whether TT happens, or not is just rubbish-talk and betrays, perhaps, how little our CM actually knows about the event. A decision will have to be made very early in the New Year about June. I suspect that the most sensible decision will be to move TT to August with the Classic races.
  23. I would suggest that guidance relates to measures you must take to isolate rather than what you must do on your journey. The guidance on the covid website is clear - you must go straight home or to your place of isolation. Does the direction say anything different?
  24. Banker

    TT 2021 ??

    Well too many on here like ND think anything Howie does is great so they can get away with not making decisions whilst too many followers worship his Covid-19 stance to isolate IOM
  25. Basically the courts here let sex offenders off with suspended sentence & jail someone for what most normal people would class as a minor offense.
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