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  1. The vaccination program is it. It is everything. Get fucking vaccinated folks. The ONLY way all this shit stops is with massive take up everywhere. Some people I thought were friends aren't going to have it. They can FUCK OFF Governments, not just ours, are going to be scared of going back into lockdown or anything close, going to need huge numbers with some protection. We here and the UK are getting really close. Idiots (often the same who are most opposed to any restrictions at all) will slow us down.
    8 points
  2. It has no value due to its state. Site value only. It’s no longer fit for purpose as catering premises. However it’ll increase the cost of any work required and make planning/registered building consent a lengthy tortuous process. More cost to the rate payers.
    7 points
  3. The registering of the Cosy Nook is the act of imbeciles. An unremarkable, shagged-out Manx cottage, which seems to be exceptional simply due to being old. What a load of utter codswallop. The registration process no longer has any credibility. Pandering to the nonsense spouted by a few local dinosaurs in election year. Pathetic.
    7 points
  4. 6 points
  5. If it was anyone else but him there might be support. Because of his extreme politics and piss poor political choices, he rather undermines his own credibility. Ask yourself, would you buy a used car from this man?
    5 points
  6. I blame the media up to a point. Always willing to give airtime/column inches to self opinionated hot air merchants - Josem, Heading, etc. They should be told ‘Fuck off, you’re tedious/uninteresting/mad as a hatter’ or whatever.
    5 points
  7. 5 points
  8. How will the IOM know whether people have been to Green, Amber or Red list countries? What would I be panicking about? I've been all over the world and very much look forward to getting away again soon. And when I went off to University I didn't need mummy and daddy to drive me either. Nerves of steel, me.
    5 points
  9. Well said - got it in one! Life's a risk and COVID is well down the list. If you don't want to run the risk of being in a car accident, then don't drive - or even venture out onto the pavement. If you don't want to run the risk of being in a plane crash, then don't fly. If you don't want to run the risk of drowning, then don't go swimming. The 'risks' are endless and yet, under the banner of 'normality' these risks are accepted by 'the people' and 'the state' as necessary for the continuing function of society and the economy. COVID must be accepted as A N OTHER risk by politicians and
    5 points
  10. Wouldn’t mind seeing a happy surgeon who was holding a banana, or an unhappy one who was holding a saw, or come to think of it, even a miserable one with a scalpel that was dripping with blood, would be okay. As long as he/she had the time to see me. The waiting lists these days to see an orthopaedic specialist are unacceptably long. It can take a year to get a first appointment. Any improvement in this area would be great. I hope that I am wrong, but I fear these lockdowns have caused the already unacceptably longs waiting times to become even longer. That means more people, especially e
    5 points
  11. I can see both points of view. However, the proposed replacement is/was, I think, not in keeping with other buildings at that level and was designed to be all-things-to-all-men. The reason why it was called the Cosy Nook is/was obvious. The alternative is/would be the absolute opposite and couldn't possibly be called that again unless the dimensions were the same as the original. If there is to be a new building then why can't it be built on the same footprint with all the same or very similar features incorporated into a modern build; low ceiling with beams, outside shell of manx st
    5 points
  12. It comes from parental training- to encourage good behaviours you should focus on the positives rather than the negatives, or at least that's what my kids always told me.
    5 points
  13. Banks don't have to offer anything. There is no way you could bring into force something like that. The final decision is always resting with the bank. Just as it does with any other business. Juan is wasting everyone's time.
    4 points
  14. He can't try and legislate banking business policies as much as he can't legislate for the Coop to have to sell Sherbet Lemons.
    4 points
  15. +1. The framework needs to be rewritten in light of the vaccination stats. Isolation should only be for those testing positive on arrival and until they get a negative result. It's absolutely bonkers, now, to expect families to isolate for the duration of their stay, albeit 14 or 21 days. If any of them are like our family, they are all in full time employment and really won't want to spend their holiday time cooped up if they don't pose a significant risk to anyone else.
    4 points
  16. Bastards: Taking away our rights and freedoms.
    4 points
  17. Yes. Like I keep saying. Anyone who thinks the progression to 3A is a big step or thinks that 3A is of any use to anyone is deluded. Its a non step and (in the words of 2112) just something to make us think its a concession or move in the right direction. Does anyone really have family members who want to visit them so much they will isolate in a self contained apartment for 2 weeks BEFORE starting their visit. Hopefully when we move from 'framework' to an actual plan such nonsense will have been replaced with practicable measures.
    4 points
  18. I was in Isle of Man bank the other day listening to the teller chatting to a local Chinese businessman ordering currency for a trip to China. They quoted him a price to exchange but he questioned why he was getting less this week than last week. "Fluctuations" said the teller...to which he replied "Fluc you Isle of Man Bank...I'm going Lloyds".
    4 points
  19. I thought that joke was in incredibly bad taste but on the other hand...............
    4 points
  20. Howard, baker, Cregeen, Harmer & Skelly will all be going on long holidays late September 😂
    3 points
  21. It's that sort of comment that makes you sound like a right tool.
    3 points
  22. That is one way of guaranteeing a seat alone on your journey back I suppose.............. Is this why you call yourself Pongo?
    3 points
  23. and he'll still fuck it up.
    3 points
  24. I seem to remember he lives on Douglas Head somewhere. Presumably he's the Bloke Who Can Be Here in Five Minutes.
    3 points
  25. No you're not overthinking. I'm a manx taxpayer not in alliance with him. If he hasn't got the guts to stand for election what right does he have for airtime and column space above the rest of us? He's just the equivalent of some bloke on a soapbox in the street shouting his own odds.
    3 points
  26. There are arguments as to whether this annual study is relevant enough and it's certainly true that press and politicians don't delve deep enough into the results to produce the right criticisms. But to start whinging about spending £12k on what is effectively outside, independent monitoring of a Department and not about that Department being prepared to spend thousands of times that on pointless projects shows at least a lack of grasp of reality.
    3 points
  27. I'm appalled at people whining about having to wear a mask after so recently having supported taking away my rights and freedoms.
    3 points
  28. Brexit has taken away my EU Citizenship. I wasn't even given a vote. From 2022 we will effectively likely need to apply for visas to visit EU countries. And we can no longer work there without restriction. Thanks to those who supported Brexit we have lost our rights and freedoms. Yes I also believe in free enterprise, free competition and the free movement of capital including labour. And I don't care where you were born - or any of that birthright nonsense.
    3 points
  29. Did anyone ever suss out yet whether this grand "Alliance" has any other members besides Josem? Alliance questions whether roads study was 'value for money' If I wanted to have my ears insulted by an Aussie reprobate spouting populist garbage, I'd watch old re-runs of Joe Mangel in "Neighbours".
    3 points
  30. You are the new CEO and I claim my £5.
    3 points
  31. It would be great to see a return to free movement. Unfortunately the freedom-hating pro-Brexit brigade voted to take away our right to free movement.
    3 points
  32. If they’re returning from a Red Zone country, they’ll be ‘expected’ to complete mandatory testing & isolation following entry to the U.K. If they are U.K. residents (visiting family / friends here) & given the U.K. new infection prevalence is < 30 per 100,000 I would implement a test on entry, release on neg result (24hr) & I’m sorry to piss on a few parades, let them crack on. We know now the virus can incubate for up to 28 days so the risk is there always & 7-14 day isolation helps but isn’t conclusive. Mitigation means risk. We’ve got to live with the virus.
    3 points
  33. .....And ignorance and selfishness is your's!
    3 points
  34. Old ones or new ones?The old ones were the size of............well big things. The new ones appear to have shrunk.
    3 points
  35. The building is owned the Ardwhallan Jubilee Trust. I've not seen the trust deed but understand that the trustee is the Minister for Education (and that other stuff). The facility itself is operated by the Ardwhallan Jubilee Charity. Ann Corlett MHK (remember her) is listed as the contact for the charity. Its not clear whether this is something she does as part of her Dept of ED duties or her general civic duty. The facility is staffed by Dept of Ed personnel and paid for by the taxpayer. The income generated by the the facility is paid to the Trust and used to buy equipment etc.
    3 points
  36. I don't know what they discussed yesterday, all I know is something was discussed and there is no official record. So you must have better sources! They absolutely HAVE to do something positive.
    3 points
  37. Before that shit DfE exit document came out you had got a bit excited, thinking it was going to be great and upsetting the 'bed wetters' or something, so I hope you're not setting yourself up here for more disappointment.
    3 points
  38. Now that the Chilly Nook is protected, how many years is that going to lay there empty, or are all those against any change maybe form a cooperative or crowdfund and buy it if they love it that much and get a dividend out of it if it ever turned a profit??????? Personally I’d like to see some positive movement done either way and not become another rundown crap building blighting this island.
    3 points
  39. Looks like the result of a lonely night in his prize cow shed with a crate of ale.
    3 points
  40. Pub Lager. Brewed? They just change the label on the ICI barrel, don't they?
    3 points
  41. Rebranded DHSC to dept social care and dept health then back to dhsc then Manx Care and DHSC all in decade
    3 points
  42. Well we'll probably never know what that story is. Instead a valuable facility for the youth will be abandoned, someone loaded will rebuild it as a nice house, kids with nothing to do will smash vodka bottles somewhere and Facebook will be up in arms at shit parents.
    3 points
  43. I have an easy solution to get rid of the waiting lists for all the above procedures in one fell swoop; just classify them as 'procedures of limited value'. Voila! No more waiting list! (P.S. I hope they don't take me seriously!)
    2 points
  44. Another thing about the Cosy Nook that annoyed me is that it was the Rushen Heritage Trust that led the complaints. They're in the process of converting the old bus stop toilets into a heritage centre. If the Cosy Nook's so "iconic" wouldn't it make a better heritage centre than some bogs by a car park.
    2 points
  45. We've had two lockdowns this year. We're in the fourth month. Your support for this regime is appalling.
    2 points
  46. On the surface, for many months we certainly were one of the leaders, alongside jurisdictions such as New Zealand. Little did we, the Great Manx Public, know there were huge gaps in our defences. The tragedy is that it appears the IOMG also had no idea. They are the people who should have known and should have closed those gaping holes before they became the economic and social disasters we are dealing with today, and will be for the foreseeable future. The majority of the GMP at one time were rightly proud of our covid response and it can only follow that the people who make up the
    2 points
  47. That doesn't even begin to cover it. Step out of your bubble and think about history, nationhood, and politics on the big scale. Prince Philip was a main player of his times and did it with dignity, style, modesty, courage etc; and still retained his individuality. His life was a good example to all who choose to understand it.
    2 points
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