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  1. If we stopped the LFTs with 1000s testing themselves constantly that would help plus reduce the high continuous costs
    6 points
  2. Some people would give their right arm for a priority hip replacement
    6 points
  3. This crap that they have nothing to entertain them is just that, crap I grew up in a small, very small, village in England and there was no entertainment laid on. What did I do? Go out and terrorise pensioners ? No. My mates and I spent a couple of summer holidays building a BMX type track in a local park, with shovels and this was before BMX hit England. We also did things like camping and dam building in rivers, stuff like that.
    5 points
  4. He is a caricature of a granny farming, populist, bandwagoning politician.
    5 points
  5. Great post Gladys. It's that neighbourly sense of community that's been lost, even outlawed. If I'd have been at that woman's house that night I'd have gone out, given the kids a warning and confronted the ringleader; perhaps even straightened him up a bit if he'd been gobby. The police would've been there in half the time and I'd have been led off in the back of the van. It wouldn't have stopped me though. I lost any faith in the law and justice a long time ago. This comes from a sense of what we've lost, not some macho bullshit.
    4 points
  6. What is the betting that the parents would have been indignant and affronted if any causal connection between the actions of the little scrotes was in any way made with this lady's death when the cops had the discussion with them?
    4 points
  7. This really isn’t going the way the doom merchants predicted is it ? Barely any mitigation measures and if we stopped testing people we wouldn’t even know it was here. https://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/islands-active-covid-cases-falls-below-500/?fbclid=IwAR1YKg0sy2RtY0DsuC7kzuiOjZ6iOmAk2nWTOByAyVa8_LqHxsCW1x5vOJQ
    4 points
  8. I do think that if you were to do a This Country style mockumentary about a local election a fictionalised Middle would the one you'd choose. Although for dramatic effect you'd need the incumbent, probably a local squire type who doesn't realise everybody hates him, to run again.
    4 points
  9. The family should be allowed to break the arms and legs of those who were lobbing stuff at the person's house. All the namby pamby youth justice bollocks will have zero effect.
    4 points
  10. Peter Karran was a decent politician which is why his tie up with this candidate is literally baffling.
    3 points
  11. Well, being one of those who used the epithet, when I was a child we did get up to mischief, but if an adult shouted or confronted us, we would turn tail and run. We didn't face up to them and the big dread was that our parents would find out, there would be big trouble then! It was the norm that any adult would correct bad behaviour, and you didn't challenge that, you might mumble and grumble. There were also 'known' houses that you just knew it would be unwise to go near, because the owner (usually an elderly person) would be quick to come out and chase you away, backed up with threats that a report would go straight back to your parents. On the other hand, if you had a mishap, a fall or were being bullied by other kids or something, invariably an adult would come to help and comfort and see you safely home. Now, that kind of communal protection is applauded as an exceptional display of extraordinary compassion, not ordinary behaviour. A memory of my own childhood was when walking up Berkeley Street lane with my Mum, she stopped and gasped at the sight of a little lad painfully hobbling along ahead of us. She was concerned that he was hurt, but on closer examination he had his shoes in the wrong feet. She sat him down on the kerb, swapped his shoes and off he went, cured! Now, if she had seen the same boy taunting an old lady, or throwing stones indiscriminately, she would have also told him to stop, probably metaphorically swapped his shoes to help him back on his way.
    3 points
  12. He is doing himself no favours most people reading his social media channels seem to think his behaviour is just plain shifty.
    3 points
  13. But if people aren't testing themselves then how can they keep the drama in their lives going?
    3 points
  14. The inquest took place on 6 August, but I'm not sure when the report went up on the Judgments website - I suspect more recently. The real problem is that there is no direct press reporting of inquests - Jayne Hughes said she had never seen a reporter in Court since she took over. Given that only a handful of inquests only appear on the website each year, you do wonder what gets missed entirely. It means those who control the website can control what becomes news (or not).
    3 points
  15. Unfortunately, Party politics is a thing of the past as far as the Island is concerned. I've long been an advocate of it but do the electorate really want it ? Every recent attempt to form Parties has ended in farce, and the history of the MLP is a sorry one under Cretney's leadership. Parties need block votes, common aims/goals and class politics, but that's all gone. The real money doesn't need a Party to represent their interests; they have plenty of power and influence anyway, and Tynwald is a cosy arrangement that delivers and gives democratic legitimacy to the transactional politics of the Island's main stakeholders and shareholders. The rest of the electorate is too atomised and selfish to coalesce around a shared programme for government. Identity politics has replaced class and nationalism. The future doesn't look good for Parties.
    3 points
  16. Which promptly got kicked into the long grass because it would appear accountability is absolutely the last thing the "honourable" members seem to want. There must be a reason for this. I wonder what it is....?
    3 points
  17. Peter Karran certainly showed it does. And the Castletown seagull chap too. We need another 5 years of him. He's just getting into his stride too.
    2 points
  18. Entertainment value doesn’t count.
    2 points
  19. Lol, local politics eh! Two eunuchs wrestling over a jockstrap.
    2 points
  20. Wild? I was absolutely livid!
    2 points
  21. A family friend of ours who is a bit of a drama queen developed a slight summer cold and she couldn't wait to get an LFT done, convinced she had COVID. It turned out negative but she didn't let that stop her and she continued to take one every day and it continued to come back negative. She seemed genuinely disappointed at the end of the week that she hadn't joined some kind of elite club and just had a run of the mill summer sniffle. As I have said earlier, the damage this has done to some people psychologically will be felt within the GP's and health service for a long time to come.
    2 points
  22. They are still looking for funding for a comedy "Three men and a bucketload of public money"
    2 points
  23. Does it really matter?
    2 points
  24. Cos i'll say now, them goats are proper fridges
    2 points
  25. Sounds like 'God love them, not their fault the poor things'. Complete joke. Fucking scrotes should be dealt with harshly as should the parents.
    2 points
  26. That's essentially the finding. They were anti-social hooligans, that intended to cause upset (to the husband and a neighbour) but not physical harm.
    2 points
  27. Quirkio made a good point on Mannin Line today regarding the police. If you call the switchboard number (ie for non-emergency 999) it can take "forever" to be answered. I wonder could the police annual report state the average wait for the non-emergency switchboard to answer (the telephone software will provide this information).
    2 points
  28. That's pretty disingenuous even for a Manx politician. It's basically saying "I know the will of the people far better than those horrible plebs, the actual people". Knocking on 1000 doors you're unlikely to have more than a handful of meaningful conversations about any particular topic, and those are going to be more self-selecting than any public meeting will be.
    2 points
  29. Chris Thomas is undoubtebly more inteligent than most people, snark permitted. He does loads and knows about everything that is going on in government. Ask him anything, he knows.
    2 points
  30. Quirky knows his level and sticks to it. Shocking and upsetting reading; the poor woman, like many others, died of life and not the medical conclusion of some expert. It only took Manx Radio two and a half weeks to report the outcome of the inquest. Whose decision was that ? Anyway, pronouncements have been made, nothing will happen, and once everything goes quiet it'll all start again, with the next lot of yobbos who realise that authority is powerless and only there to protect them.
    2 points
  31. Actually it's very clear from the Report. Among the 15 hospitalised patients diagnosed with on 17 August, 13 were admitted "With COVID-19 Symptoms" (8 vaccinated, 5 not) and 2 without (one each). Of course it's possible that those two later developed symptoms as well, but in any case they would need to be treated separately to prevent them infecting other patients. People need to stop telling themselves fairy stories that all the people in hospital with Covid are only there accidentally for some reason unconnected with the disease. As these figures show, that's not true.
    2 points
  32. The inquest into the death of an Onchan Pensioner found that Stress played a significant part at her death, reported the Nations Propaganda Mouthpiece today. Onchan Yourhs were throwing pears, and she phoned phoned the police 3 times within 12 minutes. I would perhaps ask what the police were doing, did they investigate the alleged criminality? Would they have taken action against a Youth for antisocial behaviour or really go to town on action, if that youth had a small amount of ‘weed’? I would say that ‘weed’ arrest would look good on the arrest figures, whilst antisocial behaviour really isn’t a priority. Perhaps I’m wrong? A sad case and in a way a sad reflection of Onchan Village Life, Youths with zero facilities and lack of entertainment, so take to winding up residents. Perhaps the wannabe MHKs and Prima Donnas Defending and seeking re-election, should read and instead of grandstanding and playing to the Unions, perhaps they could look at the issue of Anti Social Behaviour.
    2 points
  33. No he won’t. I’m not amenable to political influence when it comes to medical prioritisation. I hope none of my colleagues are too.
    2 points
  34. They have subscriber next to their avatar
    2 points
  35. MTPA, for the very few (one), who benefit(s)…
    2 points
  36. I'll tell you what else is getting on my tits, and it's that stupid "For all of us" slogan. Even Corbyn's Labour Party drew the line at such at such a patently false and laughable assertion, settling instead for the at-least-theoretically-possible "FOR THE MANY NOT THE FEW" The closest similar usage I can recall to Josem's trite little sound bite was "Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuhrer", but I'm sure that's just an unhappy coincidence.
    2 points
  37. No, it wouldn't, but it doesn't sit right and shouldn't if you believe in good governance including conflict of interests.
    2 points
  38. Too right no loud music unless it is Toto, Queen, Pet Shop Boys, or Chris Rea.
    1 point
  39. I’m not condoning what the kids did. But I think many of you are harsh, calling them scrotes, or describing them as feral, and suggesting you were little angels, who only ever did wholesome, constructive, things. Where I grew up, born 66 years ago, knock door run, treacle on door and gate handles, and mischief night were prevalent. And it was a pleasant, quiet, respectable, middle class neighbourhood. Most places have these traditions. They haven’t died out. They’re more diffuse, less seasonally specific. We played ball games in the street. It wasn’t a through road. But it upset neighbours. Opposite my parents house was an unfenced, overgrown, vacant plot. We played. The owner sat in her upstairs back bedroom, watched, shouted at us, and occasionally called the police. I don’t see much difference.
    1 point
  40. Worst still he might actually be an MHK. Frightening.
    1 point
  41. it won't, it will show that they can get away with their actions , not that i agree with the claims that chucking fruit at an inanimate object could kill someone and should have been foreseen.
    1 point
  42. Mr Cretney has achieved for the island's huddled masses, but I expect a whole different ballgame when new leader Joney Faragher is elected to the House of Keys
    1 point
  43. His only saving grace is he's not got an ideology.
    1 point
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