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  1. 5 points
    And whatever you enter, the answer is always 404. It's difficult to see what this is doing that the Samaritans don't do already and with 24-7 coverage and guaranteed anonymity. Except no doubt spending more money on more expensive IT development[1] in the belief that if you add e- to the start of something it makes it cool and trendy. And enables you to call it something it isn't, like a clinic. More time and money devoted to what they are supposed to deliver and less to PR might be a better idea. [1] And like most IOMG IT projects will be badly thought through (because no one bothered to talk to the people who would use it) and never maintained.
  2. 5 points
    What the hell is that supposed to mean John? “Ex public servant” I was a copper. A crown servant, not a civil servant. My view on this is absolutely, totally on par with yours. It’s a bloody junket for which nobody sees a cost/benefit analysis. I wasn’t ignoring anything, just trying to work out how the Baron can do a few days away in Jersey for just £250. Like you say, directly or indirectly, ‘we’ have footed the bill. I love you to bits buddy believe it or not, but sometimes you can be a bit of an arse!
  3. 4 points
    The similarities are that they're islands surrounded by wet stuff. Er, that's it.
  4. 4 points
    Post Office celebrates Year of the Pig no mention of snouts in the trough.........
  5. 3 points
    Did I read it was nine ? what takes nine people the time to evaluate ? really difficult to justify taking nine of them !! mind you I would have been happier for them to take all 24 and keep them !!
  6. 2 points
    Booty says there are similarities between the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Ie. neither has a fucking clue what's going to happen.
  7. 2 points
    Those are contributing factors to the larger picture.
  8. 2 points
    This cannot surely be my favourite Roger Mexico in the wrong? IOM is not a member of the Commonwealth and isn't an ordinary member of the CPA Tubby Quayle boasted about a special membership without mentioning that this is a paid (by us) membership form that allows obscure bodies to market/promote themselves to the genuine membership
  9. 2 points
    All of what you've posted is correct except that there are big profits to made from selling drugs on the street. Many of those you describe are hardly poor and they might consider the purveying of product to be their employment and the prospect of working in a proper job less attractive than the relatively easy money to be made by the bag. And it's not just small bags of weed we're talking about here. The crossing of 'county lines' gives some indication of the level of remuneration involved. It is mafia-like in its substance and violent reactions. Putting it down to poverty and lack of opportunity is a bit simplistic.
  10. 2 points
    Different in IoM, they are employed via a department of central government, Del is correct that technically, in Manx law they are Crown servants, which is why I very carefully used the word public servant, rather than civil servant. Their salary comes from public funds. my term covers Dr's, nurses, other health service workers, teachers in the public sector, plus local and central government employees and the uniformed civilian and military services.
  11. 2 points
    David Icke on Youtube? Well that is all the peer reviewed evidence I need to see...
  12. 2 points
    even far left john "millionaire" mcdonnall (with his eu pension) said it was sub human how greece was treated by the eu......
  13. 1 point
    Fuck the outcry, get it done...
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  15. 1 point
    Apart from the appalling grammar (not nit-picking, just groaning in pain!) the IC is one of my requirements. Simple as.
  16. 1 point
    The Yanks holding Venezuela over a barrel.
  17. 1 point
    I am actually doubting it was a worthwhile trip.
  18. 1 point
    Boot is very confident that this trip had benefits. Well, apart from any G&T and nice steak that he benefitted from, let’s have a comprehensive, clear and unambiguous report of the way in which the residents of the Island have benefitted that demonstrates advantages that we now have, that didn’t exist when they boarded the ‘plane on the way out.
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    "Germany is one of only four countries with a dedicated insurance system for long-term care. But as the population ages rapidly and birth rates remain low, the system in its current form may not be sustainable. Jan Dirk Herbermann and Débora Miranda report" (World Health Organisation). "Germany and Japan looking at Economic time bomb due to demographics" - World Bank. Above two quick quotes found after googling 'Germany demographic time bomb' - You might wish to try it. Try telling Greece that its second bout of social and economic misery in 100 years at the hands of Germany is a 'Humane gesture'.
  21. 1 point
    Don't go confusing the issue with facts Woody, they won't like that
  22. 1 point
    What I mean is; When are we going to see the actual plan for where the European Superstate is actually heading? In 1951 it was a 'European Coal & Steel Community to prevent Germany re-emerging as a major power- that was understandable, but it turned out to be a lie. Then in 1973 the UK joined what was the European Economic Community (EEC) - That turned out to also be a lie. Then it transformed into European Union Project Then 'Ever closer Union' As recently as 4 or 5 years ago (in the run up to the 2016 referendum) we were told 'No EU foreign Policy' - now a lie. Then 'No EU' Army - now a lie. Now they have admitted that from the very beginning it was designed as the 'European Project towards Federation' (The latest term to be used by the EU Parliament itself). So, to go back to my question "When are we going to see the actual plan for where the European Superstate is actually heading?" I mean when will the 67 years of lying stop, and when will the EU citizens be told what they have actually signed up for?
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    She’s my MHK, I think she does a good job.
  25. 1 point
    She wasn't leading the march, but parasiting on it, like any vote-for-me politician. If the current fickle trend happened to be, say, Votes for Dogs, there she'd be with her pet poodle. She's not the only one.