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  1. It was a joke. A satire on covid hysteria and comparative risks of bomb disposal vs a virus with an IFR < 1%. I’m sure most people recognise that.
    6 points
  2. But there's a difference depending on whether it happened 30 years ago or 30 minutes. Though some might say that vomiting is a response to Manx politics that never loses its validity.
    4 points
  3. They can be, but if possible visiting specialists come the day before. Main indications are patients coming through ED who need a result quicker than the next standard lab run - those with suspected stroke, needing emergency surgery, for ITU admission etc.
    4 points
  4. Is that because standards of literacy are so low?
    4 points
  5. And just to add. Someone has tragically died. Still no announcement from government when it is kinda important so when will we be privileged enough to find out more do we think?
    4 points
  6. Look I'm going to sort this out. I'll even let you choose a different colour if you don't like green. Done.
    4 points
  7. Enable them? How? By wanting to see some rational thought and processes that do the best to keep everyone safe? Safe from loss of livelihood, connection with those who are dear, mental health, other physical health problems, domestic violence? I read a report that since the first lockdown, in the UK 64 babies had been injured at home, and I think 8 had died. Much of that was due to vulnerable situations that could not have the necessary intervention because of lockdown. But that is OK because they are probably in "that class" who really are beyond any help because they just won't help themselves. It really is time to stop being smug because we don't have covid, and start to recognise the other damage that is being caused. Yep, we are pretty OK now, but as sure as eggs is eggs, the fallout will be felt here. I am not a denier, a Karen or a conspiracy nut, but there are huge problems being stored up, and we need to recognise that and prepare.
    4 points
  8. The glory days of few speed limits are over. Too many vehicles on the road and too many dick heads in those cars.
    3 points
  9. The annoying thing is that we will never get to hear where responsibility lies and can only draw our own conclusions, based on the previous performances which we have witnessed, regularly!
    3 points
  10. But then again this is an island that puts you in prison for buying a sandwich.
    3 points
  11. Just a wild guess, but I wonder if the supplier refused to be bullied by some untouchable CS mandarin into putting right what had been incorrectly specified by the relevant department and so the taxpayer is having to pay to have a second set of slides manufactured using more carefully drawn plans?
    3 points
  12. Yes those in manual jobs, personal services, retail etc have been let down by this Government (not that this should be a surprise) and they will undoubtedly suffer for many years as a result. The 'professionals' (isn't a hair dresser, welder or mechanic a professional by the way?) and those who can work from home or remotely have also been threatened. Don't you remember the media screaming for people to get back into offices? Don't you remember the warnings that if your job can be done from home then it can also be done overseas by cheaper Labour? The UK Government is ruling by division. It knows that it has to keep people fighting and blaming each other because otherwise they may just realise that the Government is incompetent. In relation to the virus it does need to be contained. At the start of the pandemic it was absolutely ripping through communities. The Doctors, Nurses and Scientists working on this have done wonders at improving treatments quickly so that the fatalities have dropped. Without that the NHS would likely collapse especially given the years of underfunding from Government. There is also very limited scientific data to support the argument for 'herd immunity' although there was a little bit more positive news there a short while ago.
    3 points
  13. You say Private Snooper I say civic duty as a human being.
    3 points
  14. Well, is that really true? The majority of people who are affected by the collateral damage of covid, and more directly by the disease itself, are in the low income groups. Those on zero hours, in manual jobs (which can't be done on their laptop over Zoom) or in the personal service sector where face to face is ruled out, are the most directly affected. They are also the least occupationally mobile. But the majority of the educated/ professional /managerial classes are still able to work, and earn, because their work can be performed remotely or they can transfer their skills elsewhere. But that is absolutely fine, because the virus is being contained.
    3 points
  15. Not the best attempt at redaction I have seen
    3 points
  16. With the words of the great poet J. Pie, "Nobody has a right not to be offended. Offence is entirely subjective."
    2 points
  17. How about you move to England then, where they already do that? Driving in the UK is terrible. Speed camera signs everywhere and you end up looking more for them and on your speedo than on the road. All in the interest of revenue generation of course.
    2 points
  18. They’d also be far too big for you to fill.
    2 points
  19. He does seem a bit fixated though https://www.manxforums.com/forums/index.php?/search/&q=Caine&page=1&author=hissingsid&search_and_or=and
    2 points
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  21. 2 points
  22. As usual, there’s much more to this than meets the eye. It won’t be a caution. He’s pleaded guilty. Caution not available. I’m sure it was a plea bargain. And as the only witness to support the prosecution of the 20 charges was dead, and couldn’t give evidence, they were possibly on a sticky wicket given his defence, as reported in the mitigation. He resigned before he pleaded guilty. No good blaming the AG, either. Because of his position, and the fact he had worked closely with AG prosecutions, an independent outside non government prosecuting advocate was employed, at arms length, to prosecute. No idea why it’s not been covered in the press.
    2 points
  23. Proactive work? Now there's a first!
    2 points
  24. It's no picnic that's for sure.
    2 points
  25. It's 16 a day and they are rationed to each hospital by the UK government after each country was given it's ration from the manufacturer (we fall under UK as a crown dependency). These rapid tests are very different (and far more accurate) than the ones being used in Liverpool.
    2 points
  26. Yep you can download as much kiddy porn as you like, wave a knife around, steal some money, and maybe try to give the wife a good old slap at 3:00 in the morning and you won’t end up inside. But best not leave the house to buy a butty or fill your tank as you’ll be in prison for a few weeks in the totally fucked up IOM!
    2 points
  27. Why would a moderator flag a poster making a joke as an issue? It seems the outraged Karen’s are out in force today.
    2 points
  28. 2 points
  29. No it doesn’t. Buying a sandwich is not illegal here. Contravening regulations relating to COVID 19, designed to hep keep the population safe, however is.
    2 points
  30. You could build a pretty decent house for £227,000 but I suppose not a plastic one. And I thought they already had the plastic. However , no one is to blame as it might upset a civil servant.
    2 points
  31. I think it's difficult calling anyone a Karen in an Island where it's Government policy to imprison people for going to the shops or seeking refuge. It feels wrong to call ordinary people names when the Government is actively whipping up a state of hysteria.
    2 points
  32. I've never got offended here Mr Angry. Not ever.
    2 points
  33. Similar to the only people offended by the term gammon are gammons.
    2 points
  34. Touche The only people offended by the term Karen, are Karens.
    2 points
  35. Does not work like that, if everyone where to have it at 90% effectiveness the R (exponential growth rate), would go from its naturally rate of 3.2 to 0.32, i.e. virus will die out. We need more than 2/3rd population to take vaccine (i.e. get R under 1) for us all to be able to return to going on bi-weekly benders at Spoons and for virus to still die out. I am waiting to see the raw data for details, but cavalry is on the way.
    2 points
  36. You need to check your definition. It’s moved with Covid. As you and paswt are obviously a self obsessed, entitled, strident, complaining, white women, with a chip on your shoulders, and have taken my use of Karen to apply to you, in your twin sets and pearls, I apologise for referring to you, anonymous forum posters, for correctly describing you as a Karens , if that’s what you think I did, and if it’ll shut you up.
    2 points
  37. Thank the Lord, now start injecting the elderly, vulnerable & NHS pronto!
    2 points
  38. Fully agree. But he doesn't appear to want, seek or agree to treatment and isn't sectionable. So what do you do? Iis it acceptable to make someone have treatment by compulsion if what they are doing is social nuisance level. It's a conundrum.
    2 points
  39. Employees of the IOM post office will at least be entitled to sick pay, spare a thought for the other local courier firm employees who are offered zilch, either come in and get paid as normal or stay at home and claim £70 a week.
    2 points
  40. I wonder what % of postal staff have been off with confirmed Covid? There might be some risk of transmission at depots, but out on the road I’d had thought it was minimal. Single crewed, outdoors, very little actual face to face interaction and even then only for under a minute.
    2 points
  41. But postmen would be a pretty stupid idea as the monitors of any form of enforced quarantine because: (a) they only work mornings and early afternoons and usually call round at the about same time each day - so anyone wanting to break quarantine just avoids those times (b) they don't work Saturdays and Sundays ditto (c) because they come in contact with a lot of people, if one gets infected from someone isolating, they could spread it to a lot of others (d) posties already work to a tight schedule, so waiting at various doors to see if someone is there there will disrupt that a lot, unless you think they should leave a green card after 30 seconds saying "Go directly to Jurby, do not pass Go". (e) wearing any sort of protective gear is going to be difficult because of the constantly active nature of the job - there's a reason why they're the first people in shorts But apart from that it's a brilliant idea!
    2 points
  42. I suspect that bomb disposal experts are even more addicted to black humour that surgeons. Which is saying something.
    2 points
  43. It's worth pointing out that this anomaly only dates from 2018. The previous version of the Council of Ministers Act (which some bizarre reason is what comes up first when you google) said: The Chief Minister shall hold office until — [...] (b) a sitting of Tynwald at which a resolution is passed by the affirmative vote of at least 17 members of Tynwald, voting as one body, that it has no confidence in the Council of Ministers. So it just needed a simple majority of the 33 members of Tynwald. When the Act was amended so that only Keys members could vote for the CM, logically this section was altered as well, but rather than a simple majority of the Keys (13) it was altered to: The Chief Minister shall hold office until — [...] (b) a sitting of the House of Keys at which a resolution is passed by the affirmative vote of at least 16 members of the House of Keys, that it has no confidence in the Council of Ministers. Apart from anything else this would require that at least one of the 9 CoMin members would have to vote that they had no confidence in themselves. I doubt Ramsay is doing anything but reporting this - I think it was Peter Edge who first pointed out how ridiculous this situation was.
    2 points
  44. Calm down Karen 😀
    2 points
  45. But we’ve empowered private snoopers anyway. Surely people paid to keep tabs on things would be better than passing the baton to legions of nosey bastards to use emergency legislation to carry out vendettas on people with? Public or private snooping is about the same but at least the public snoopers wear a uniform so you know who they are! It’s the private snoopers you need to be concerned about as you won’t know who they are or what their motivation is!
    2 points
  46. And cautions never go away. You have then for life no matter how trivial.
    1 point
  47. Not to mention the guy who repeatedly makes telephone calls to the Emergency Control Room, and has been put into prison multiple times for it. I see he’s in the news today yet again. People like that need help, not incarceration.
    1 point
  48. I’ve lost count of the amount of people who’ve told me I’ve got autistic traits in recent years, I’d be tempted to take a test but I don’t feel having a label would make it any easier and I don’t fancy using it as a get out of jail free card either.
    1 point
  49. Think they worked together for years so no surprise there. Alistiar Ramsay is very smart and well ahead of DC. I have always held AR in high regard. He would have made a great politician, but maybe one day he may give it a go. Would run rings around most in the house.
    1 point
  50. Misogyny? Very pro Government? Hates Rachomics? I knew it!
    1 point
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