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  1. 9 points
  2. The simple fact is that once again, major news stories have gone to ground. Nobody knows anything, no further press releases, none of our business, we're closed. That's why so many people don't trust our police, government or media. Others are persuaded that it's 'Manxness' to buy into this attitude and culture. It's been this way on the Island all my lifetime and I don't see any change any time soon.
    7 points
  3. TJ attention seeking alert.
    6 points
  4. I imagine there will be all types trying to head back...from generic holiday travellers to people who have second homes abroad and just want to be back here, to people who went away for funerals or to look after sick relatives. You can't tar all these types with the same incompetence brush. It could also be argued that the ones that actually brought covid-19 here, in the main, were the ones rushing back before the lockdown occurred. They are the ones that should have been forcibly isolated under 24hr security.
    6 points
  5. Oh please, I've know since early February not to travel because it was likely that I'd get stuck somewhere. There will be legit reasons some couldn't make it - Medical, lockdown elsewhere, maybe Uni. Bu I know SOOO many people who were still going on their jollies in March without one thought about the risk to anyone else here with health problems etc. In most cases it's their own fault, you take risks, there are consequences.They'll have to wait a bit. I think what the Government has in mind for this is OK actually, if determined to get back, they will. If it's maybe some
    6 points
  6. Usually means one of the Masons boys, a local worthy and ex KWC who played a bit of sport; who cosied up to the Manx Establishment; joined all the right clubs; did very well for themselves; retired on a massive pension and took the wife on big holidays three or four times a year. 'Proud Manxman through and through and loved the Isle of Man.' Have heard the expression many times.
    5 points
  7. Marksies. Next to the baked beans.
    5 points
  8. Quite right. I unexpectedly had to leave the island last week to care for a loved one in the last days of their life. Totally unplanned but unavoidable in the circumstances. Having to register deaths at the moment in the UK is a hassle in itself too in these times, not to mention arranging some kind of farewell and dealing with affairs. All takes a lot longer than usual. I'm now undecided what to do next about returning. Not everyone who is off island and wanting to get back was sat on a beach disregarding government warnings, like you'd think reading some posters on this thread.
    5 points
  9. new sophie ellis bextor song title ??
    5 points
  10. They are coming home, for goodness sake. They belong here. Countries around the world have repatriated their people. All the Isle of Man has done is made life difficult for them. Unbelievably shocking uncaring attitude.
    5 points
  11. And that is just in your living room
    3 points
  12. I especially admire the resourceful use of OXO in this recipe.
    3 points
  13. Dipped in a beaten egg with 2 tbsp's of milk, then rolled in a blend of cornflour, white pepper and oxo, and fried gently in butter for 5mins turns tinned potatoes into a delicacy. A proper squatters dish.
    3 points
  14. You often hear and read it from eulogies and obituaries too. Usually indicative that the "Manxman through and through" spent their life robbing the public and the state blind.
    3 points
  15. Sadly, I think it is probably best for Sentience to edit his first post, go to the title and change it from "2nd local life lost to covid-19" to "local lives lost to covid-19". This way people can commemorate local deaths without overwhelming the forum - of course if someone wishes to set up a specific thread they are welcome to, but unless they are an individual known to the community at large, it may be better to have a special local place to commemorate everyone together, which will likely have more impact than multiple minor threads which disappear down the board after the few who know th
    3 points
  16. Shit, the worlds gone mad if you're agreeing with me
    3 points
  17. I would rather live in a country where a body found in suspicious circumstances or someone dying in prison was big news. Being nosy is only natural when you live in such a small community where it’s highly likely you’ll either know or know of the person involved.
    3 points
  18. Quayle was warning at least a week before. That was enough time. The border was closed for a reason. There are plenty of old and frail people [not sure what being Manx has to do with it] here already stuck in their homes scared of dying of this virus. We should be helping them first. If they're 'old/frail/Manx' enough to be jet-setting across the world then they're capable of getting their asses back here with a weeks notice.
    3 points
  19. My thoughts exactly, it could have happened to any one of us. Many of the people who travelled were reluctant to do so but at that time we were still being told of possible herd immunity and that it isn’t any worse than flu, things progressed very quickly. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
    3 points
  20. Are we a nation or not? Nationality is not conditional upon timely obedience to instructions.
    3 points
  21. You missed you vocation in life, either that or you should have worked for any help line desk. Your courtesy, non patronizing manner would really have gone down well.
    3 points
  22. In what way? Although it makes no difference. The principle is that people have a right to a home and if they are Manx that's here, no matter how inconvenient. I'm amazed at how many people don't see it. Basic human right. It's like we suddenly turned into some tinpot uncaring banana republic.
    3 points
  23. where was the personal responsibility and more carefulness in insisting on going on your holiday and not making your way home in good time ?
    3 points
  24. 2 points
  25. The irony is that in one post he called me a "paranoid lunatic" and in the next post he was complaining about Apple and Google potentially having total control of everyone's movements. Surely only paranoid lunatics would object to massive transnational corporations having total control of all our movements?
    2 points
  26. Scientifically and strictly speaking, there's no such thing as a Manxman. Archeologists have proved that prior to the Ice Age, the Island displayed no form of human life. Therefore, we're all "Comeovers" in one form or another.
    2 points
  27. And beans. Don't forget the beans.
    2 points
  28. So you think locals shouldn't get their own threads on a local forum but famous people from across should? isn't that a bit odd?
    2 points
  29. What you resist, persists. Putting energy to it will just ensure it carries on. It takes two to tango. Stop dancing.
    2 points
  30. No, it wouldn't. It would breach confidentiality.
    2 points
  31. Is there anything currently stopping you leaving, if it's that bad in all facets?
    2 points
  32. Which, to repeat myself, depends entirely on the goodwill of other countries to accept 'exports' from the Island which the Island will not accept itself!
    2 points
  33. China it was undeliverable in so much that the assumptions they had in the bid, which were reasonable at the time based on the knowledge available to the marketplace, weren't delivered upon by a state-owned apparatus, Network Rail. Burnham could and should have made the public aware that the reason their train now wasn't arriving on time was that a government owned infrastructure provider hadn't delivered on it's promises. Instead he sat on the side of his bosses and sniped at the private sector. He'll ride the wave of public opinion on any issue he can score political points over. It's why he
    2 points
  34. But it is big news? The only thing we don't have here is a 24/7 update. We need to leave it to the appropriate authorities to investigate. It will be big news again when their findings are completed and/or there is any prosecution. We still live in a nation governed by the rule of law.
    2 points
  35. I get your point about people staying away if it is too much bother to come back. It is and should be a serious concern. As I posted earlier I think that this repatriation quarantine is kind of a test run for the long term. With the setting up of our lab and theoretically quicker testing I reckon that we will end up with a situation where there will be a one or two day quarantine for arrivals, which compared with restrictive practices across the world will end up being the new normal and therefore acceptable. I am only speculating though, but the more you look into what is being implement
    2 points
  36. Could be all sorts. Forensics, following up alibi, many reasons for gap between questioning and charge or no further action. Just wanted to point out that if there is a death related charge then the inquest will be postponed until after the outcome of any criminal proceedings. But either way there is normally an opening of inquest, identification, release of body, issue of interim death certificate, then an adjournment.
    2 points
  37. We’re singing from different pages entirely, you’re only focusing on the few that could have got back in time and decided not to, in that instance then I agree with your sentiments entirely. That said the government should have a duty of care for its residents, many of whom will have paid into the tax/n.i system for many years, 400k in the grand scheme of things is nothing, they’ve wasted more than that on pointless planning schemes and works that don’t even need doing. I’m not actually sure whether travel insurance will cover repatriation costs or not, it would all depend on the policy.
    2 points
  38. To be fair a friend of mine was in Australia and cut their trip short by 2 weeks paying close to a grand to get an earlier flight. So it was possible
    2 points
  39. They were warned to get home. They thought they were better than that. They missed the deadline. So it's tough shit really.
    2 points
  40. Personally I think it would just be fairer if we told them all to get fucked and come back when this has blown over! We have enough problems without them coming here!
    2 points
  41. We all know Ronnie Reagan's quip: “The other day, someone told me the difference between a democracy and a people’s democracy. It’s the same difference between a jacket and a straitjacket.”
    2 points
  42. Richie was just a lovely lovely bloke respected by everyone there’s not many around like him, a very sad loss to all who knew him.
    2 points
  43. Last I heard he was still dead.
    2 points
  44. Poster baiting gets us no where. Cassie2 posted about a real issue raised by a real think tank - I actually studied at the Jackson School of International studies which is a cousin of the UK think tank Cassie2 posted about. Claiming this is trolling is more than a bit unfair. Give people a chance before going at them. It's a shame he's flounced, and in a certain style which does have resonances, but bliming heck, give people a chance.
    2 points
  45. Tesco's today some bright spark decided you could only walk down aisle three, so walking up aisle one, then down aisle two, it made you walk up aisle four to walk up to walk down ailse three. When did they start employing retired civil servants.
    2 points
  46. Actually, I'm not sure that anyone is supposed to lie. That said, some of the most distrustful, evil (yes) , conniving, lying little tykes I have ever met in this Island are Manx Advocates. (Yes, yes, most of them are very nice, warm and cuddly, and probably very honest indeed, I accept that)
    2 points
  47. Nothing is worth following anyone in the twitterverse
    2 points
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