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  1. No it doesn’t. This is just a get out for those that cannot be bothered. If parents can’t be arsed disciplining their own feral children, then why should the teachers/police or any other outside body be blamed
    10 points
  2. So how does the head maintain good discipline when faced with a society that won't back it up? They rely largely on bluff, and kids and parents know it. Very few sanctions are open to headteachers - suspensions are limited in number, duration and effectiveness. They have no power to expel. Detentions can be ignored, and there is no unit where the worst offenders can be sent to learn to mend their ways. Interested to know how you'd tackle it, but I won't hold my breath.
    7 points
  3. Then clearly that different country is a shit country, with shit people and shit healthcare professionals, who know jack-shit.
    5 points
  4. A fair number of disruptive kids would rather be sent home, and their parents couldn't give a toss.
    4 points
  5. I'm really intrigued by the whole heritage tourism debate. The 'attractions' are almost all exclusively government owned and operated (grouping MNH as Government). We spend millions on them each year. MNH seems to cost in the region of £6m, and heritage railways around £8m (both figures pre-Covid). None of the 'attractions' seem to wash their face financially and require large subsidies/bail outs to operate as they do. To justify this we would need to be attracting a huge number of heritage tourists each year. Yes there is the argument about supporting local hotels and
    4 points
  6. The key to us leading a "relatively untroubled life" is the moat which surrounds us and the entirely sensible move to close the borders. Any fool could've come up with these conditions, seems you're suggesting that it was some sort of eureka event on the part of the Dynamic Duo. There are suggestions of dithering, that the border restrictions didn't happen soon enough and had they been closed earlier at the beginnings of this pandemic, well, who knows? You're also not giving congratulation where it matters most; to the compliance of the people, us. Apart from the isolated occurrences of disobe
    3 points
  7. It was a very difficult decision to withdraw but it needed to be done. My future was always going to be in running my company and protecting my current staff and creating more jobs, not saying "how high" every time the DHSC said "jump" when they didn't plan accordingly.
    3 points
  8. Thanks for what you have done to help, at cost and basic rates, and for sticking to your guns. This a is a real blow and we will all reap the fallout from this, from the impact on border opening to the ability to track and trace and manage the inevitable community infection. There needs to be full disclosure and accountability for this clusterfuck of truly Manx proportions.
    3 points
  9. There should be. The genomics alone suggests that if they had closed the borders a few days earlier (rather than keep hinting at it for a week) then Abbotswood wouldn't have happened.
    3 points
  10. Oh well thanks David and DHSC you fucking idiots. As long as your ego is intact though eh...
    3 points
  11. But what is heritage about the road surface. It was earth and loose stone with no pavements and gutters until 1900. There was no rain water drainage. Then paving slabs, granite kerbs and tarmac by between WW1 and WW2, we’ve had updates, paviours ( they didn’t last long ) and now the granite. Apart from the raised edge down Market Hill which is a trip hazard, and impedes wheelchairs, I think North Quay, Market Hill, Duke Street Strand St and Castle Street are a vast improvement on anything that’s been there in my lifetime. Its level. The opportunity was taken to enable mobility imp
    3 points
  12. We should be spending more on separating the unruly kids, with specialist teachers. Its an investment in the future
    3 points
  13. You are correct in that head teachers set out the discipline in schools. My point is that if little Johnny or Jenny are already ill disciplined then that is not the teachers fault. They should and I believe do try and instill discipline whilst in school, but outside of that they have no input. A great many parents seem to be unable to control their own children
    3 points
  14. Nail hit on head (literally). The discipline and standards of the school are set for both staff and pupils by the head teacher. The current generation of heads are themselves products of an undisciplined education system dating back 40 years or more. Of course there has been disruption and bad behavior in schools since the year dot but it has become far too easy for school senior management to put the changes down to 'societal changes' (bolstered and encouraged by an infiltrated liberal laissez-faire educational establishment) and to file imposing a modicum of behavior and dress sta
    3 points
  15. This is a not specific to Ramsey G Practice but has relevance. The reasons why people consult can be complex. The presenting symptom or problem is not always thing they are in desperate need to address or discuss, but is offered as a “passport” to enter into the system. The parting, “Oh, there was just something ..” on leaving the consulting room may be the dynamite issue , but the only way to bring this important thing up. A failure by the listener (it doesn’t have to be a doctor ) to recognise this will leave that busy practitioner exasperated by the “passport” complain
    3 points
  16. Hooray, capitalism! If workers refused to work for hours they weren't paid for it'd soon change. I do put in a fair whack of extra effort and hours, because I get on well with my boss. But if he stops basing my payrises and promotions on that effort, I stop doing it. Time is the most precious, finite resource you have. Don't let people steal it.
    3 points
  17. Just seen this going for sale on ebay: If you understand Latin, you'll understand.
    2 points
  18. Thanks @rachomics to you, business partner and team, your quick turn around accurate tests kept IoM safer than it would have been otherwise. At least, now I am even more motivated than before to get the vaccine ASAP!
    2 points
  19. Indeed, hence the difficult decision. But the DHSC seem completely convinced they can do this alone, so we're letting them.
    2 points
  20. My apologies for making reference. I agree we should let it run it's course now.
    2 points
  21. OK. It’s not sub judice. No charges. But please remember views and comments on here may be read by potential jurors and if there are charges may make a fair trial, or a proper conviction or acquittal difficult. 5 people have been arrested. They are entitled to fair process and trial.
    2 points
  22. It'll take a while for that to become apparent. Likely 4-6 weeks or so, would be my prediction. But, as usual, if it's not immediate then it can't be attributed to any single action. Hopefully at least a few people will remember this come election time. This is an issue entirely made from the Health Minister's actions and the ego's of senior management at Nobles, who absolutely can't bear that the private sector had to sort out on-Island testing for them to get it going.
    2 points
  23. If it's too cushy and well paid why don't you get a job there.......I guess the job you have must be even cushier and even better paid. Instead of hijacking this thread moaning about civil servants as you always do, why don't you add something constructive.
    2 points
  24. Some of who need teaching parenting skills and support. The cost of investment is far cheaper in the long run for children that grow up dependent on the state, but the real value of someone turning their life around cannot be overstated.
    2 points
  25. You do a great job John. Always appreciated. I wonder how many MF posters would have ended up in the courts had you not 'nipped a number of things in the bud'. My guess...at least 6 in the past 15 years. Be grateful MF'ers...the moderation team on here is one of the best on many a social media platform. Take the rough with the smooth.
    2 points
  26. go on then. Get your application in. What's stopping you. No skills? criminal record?
    2 points
  27. That might have worked 40 years ago. Now the disruptive child will simply tell you to f-off. What do you do then? And when the parents ensure they can't be contacted? And when the DESC instructs you to provide the child with an education the same as every other child, because he's legally entitled to it? The education support centre is only able to take a very small number of children, for a very limited time. It is not fit for purpose, as it cannot provide sufficient education to meet legal requirements, and it is inadequately staffed.
    2 points
  28. ...once they accumulate more than 2 days...then fine the parents.
    2 points
  29. Just set up a number of desks and chairs in one of the halls or spare classes....anyone disruptive gets sent there to copy out reams of text from a book. Anyone not following the rules in the hall...parents informed, sent home. These kids should not be allowed to disrupt any classroom and the education of the majority.
    2 points
  30. I thought that was happening? Castletown Sq, Market place Peel, Laxey railway station! the list is endless. Heritage my arse they are ripping up heritage and putting shitty fake granite in its place.
    2 points
  31. That's a very good question. I doubt it'll happen though. I suspect that when regulatory authorities have different opinions it's about levels of success and costing, rather than safety. I can think of one example off the top of my head and that was spinal disc replacement - Europeans thought it was brilliant, US FDA didn't approve. As it turned out it was a rubbish treatment. FDA disapproval however was on cost grounds I think. (I could be making all this up however!) The point is that MHRA wouldn't have approved if the data indicated a dangerous vaccine, and they're clearly happy w
    2 points
  32. @ manxman34. There is an "educational support unit" off Greenfield Road for the most incorrigible ones. They are brought in by Bus Vannin minibus, door to door. Apart from the ones who lie in bed and don't answer the door because they know there is fuck all anyone can do to make them attend.
    2 points
  33. I don't think you make it personal either John, I just think sometimes you're a little quick to use the hammer. I think sometimes you miss the humour that might be behind the posts. That said, I can see that moderating must be a bit of a nuisance, and while I complain a little, I do appreciate the forum really. I can't understand why people would give the mods shit behind the scenes, there's no need for that. Like I said, my last ban was justified, I was purposefully winding the Sultan up, he deserves it sometimes. But some of my others have just been weird.
    2 points
  34. Does it matter if they’re meeting organisational costs, safety checks, advertising, printing, stewarding. There is a cost, monetary and time organising events like this. Has there been adverse publicity about Santander? Isn’t it a good thing they are helping a community event going forward? Why wouldn’t it? More moaning Minnie Manx crab negativity.
    2 points
  35. 'Dream of'! What rubbish you are spouting. You can apply anytime and there are jobs in government available. If it's that good why don't you join them instead of whinging. I am sure its not that good...the jobs I see have pretty crap wages, sure there's some perks but 99% of the people who work in government will never be anything like wealthy or living your dream.
    2 points
  36. The same principles apply in public and private sectors- if the pay doesn't match the job and if the management lie and deceive their staff then the best staff will leave. Teachers, like most people, are more than happy to go above and beyond, and usually do, but having done so expect for it to be recognised. And that's no different to private sector jobs I've had- if the management break promises and don't reward work properly, the good staff leave.
    2 points
  37. Basic freedoms mostly from my privileged perspective. How we used to be able to live. Have you tried turning up at an airport 15 mins before departure lately. And jumping on a flight even though you haven't got ID? The rise of the security state etc.
    2 points
  38. I saw this question now, the one quoted on top, and I reply to it belatedly. That posting, the one which started this thread, is from last April, which is ages ago as concerns Covid. If I had to rewrite it retrospectively and make a list of countries that have handled the pandemic more sensibly and realistically than us, from my point of view, I would include Switzerland and Japan; placing Switzerland on top of the list, as a model of civilised response to a pandemic with the epidemiological profile of Covid-19. Absolute minimisation of Covid fatalities was never my concern. Prioriti
    2 points
  39. Discipline starts at home. Stop blaming the teachers
    2 points
  40. Thanks. I am probably being a bit unfair. He is well woke though.
    1 point
  41. 1 point
  42. Me for a start! Anecdotally, obviously, but I know more people who have worked for Govt and left than have worked for Govt and remained.
    1 point
  43. I have a question. With the UK being the first to authorise us of the Pfizer vaccine, and about to start jabbing people, what happens if a different country decides not to authorise it?
    1 point
  44. You aren’t being treated differently. You weren’t treated differently. You become a nuisance from time to time. Wasn’t even me who finally banned you in your previous identity. You whinged in the run up about your lost subscription. Anyway, now you’ve accepted you haven’t subscribed as Scotty, and that you’re a parachute or secondary account of someone who was banned, you’re on your final chance, again.
    1 point
  45. I suspect you haven’t subscribed successfully. You aren’t shown as a subscriber. You’re a regular. In your current identity you’ve not been suspended for saying what you think. Just for tit for tat thread shitting post after post. You must be imagining you’re someone else.
    1 point
  46. Rudy’s got the Rona. That’s a bit handy. He was getting a bit out of hand.
    1 point
  47. To keep it in perspective, hepatitis A and B also kill 1.5 million people each year; and they could easily be vaccinated away. Those vaccines have been around for a long time and have an excellent safety record, as well as providing 40 year plus immunity.
    1 point
  48. That's Ramsey girls for you.
    1 point
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