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  1. I just want to congratulate all the people that want to live with covid without mitigation. You sound like clueless self indulgent fools. Your way is not living with covid. It’s just making the virus spread. We have six people in hospital and none in itu . Manx care state everything what is happening at Nobles is due to staff shortages and covid . You are just playing into the governments hands. Giving them a reason for their negligence to the population .Very long waiting lists not being able to get doctor appointment and cancellation of operations. Well done all of you. I hope you are not needing any medical treatment in the future, or you end up dead waiting. But to be sure you will be stuck at home all because of your five minutes of freedom of choice .
    8 points
  2. People like you and ramseyboi are going to have to learn to live with the figures being published. It's quite simple. You are both embarrassing yourselves
    8 points
  3. 🤣 your on the ball for someone that has no interest in covid numbers and the likes.
    6 points
  4. You do know the reason for the difference between the upper & lower lines of the flu & pneumonia line don't you? Not much point in discussing it further if you don't
    6 points
  5. We need someone in charge of the airport and its development who isn't a profligate bullshitter, with little knowledge of aviation or local weather conditions. There has been lots of investment in the airport since 2006, with very little of it aimed at improving its suitability in poor weather. The thrust of investment has been in new shiny things for the 1.75 million passengers per annum to see and use, indeed the latest talk is about new terminals moving fire stations, relocating this and that etc etc ! Weather and diversions are inevitable given the airport's locus on the island, but had the planning process in 2006 been seen for what it was ( mostly bullshit) money could have been used more wisely to minimise the amount of inconvenience to people. As it was we tried to enter the fantasy land of Heathrow on Sea and now find that money we have already blown is not actually helping operations. Can the next appointment please be an aviation professional who has a proven track record in Aviation, not in reality TV or Bullshit !! For gods sake we spent 7 years trying to approve a bloody radar !
    6 points
  6. Wow that head looks crazy big. It must be housing so much knowledge, since single handedly reading every peer reviewed article on Covid and now containing the entire economic outlook of every single country in the world.
    6 points
  7. You have to wonder about this. In the last administration, didn't Manx Gas continually refuse to negotiate with IOM Government for an agreement on gas tariffs ? We're already paying more than in the U.K. Government could've used this new price rise to negotiate a better long term deal for local gas consumers. Have they just caved in to Manx Gas again ?
    5 points
  8. Not just surgeons then.
    5 points
  9. 5 points
  10. Looks like one of the new CoMin policies is to put the squeeze on low to middle income earners to save Manx Gas Not much policy change from the last Council really is it?
    5 points
  11. Your friends, family and colleagues are all very lucky not to have had it bad. The younger people I know who have had it, did (mostly) seem fairly lucky and didn't suffer too much. That said, both my child and a neighbour's child who are both high school age, were fairly ill for 3 or 4 days and are still not fully recovered. Of the older people I know who've had it, lots report of feeling very poorly for several days similar to a flu (not just a bad cold). Myself and my partner, as previously written on this thread, were hit quite bad by it and definitely weren't in a position to work from home. It would seem like it effects people differently and the sooner the experts find out why, the better as they will be able to treat and prevent it better. It may also stop people being persecuted by others for daring to say that they felt ill while covid positive...
    5 points
  12. If you leave stuff in the body and then hear it fall to the floor, you've probably done an even worse job
    4 points
  13. But Rob thinks that everything at the DoI is pretty much fine according to his now notorious Facebook post: Despite the public perception at times, the DOI is a great department and it keeps the island running in many ways, especially during extreme weather periods. In my final DOI meeting last week, I mentioned that the department has some great officers, and it just needs to deliver the basics well and to listen to the public more when going out to consultation. So everything would be fine if they were only slightly better at PR. Of course the problem with the DoI isn't just that it's not 'delivering the basics' well (though it's not and wouldn't anyone reasonable think that a fairly big flaw?) but that it has engaged in an endless stream of expensive, badly-managed, over-priced and usually unnecessary projects for no better reasons than the ego of various senior officials and the joy of spending money. Obviously Rob would be the the perfect DoI Minister - for the DoI. He would nod along to every bullshit explanation and then repeat it in public. He would sign every contract without query and authorise every payment. He would support every ridiculous project to the hilt and ignore the dereliction caused by the lack of maintenance. And say what a great bunch of lads they all were. You can't help wondering if Cannan had actually intended to give him the DoI and after hearing his views on the topic on Thursday afternoon realised just how embarrassing it would turn out to be.
    4 points
  14. It's not a great advert for your own character when you highlight that in your world you'd look to punish people who didn't vote for you, rather than engage with them. I mean it's probably as expected with Rob, but to actually publicly say those things without the self-awareness of how it comes across is incredible.
    4 points
  15. I'm amazed that RC thought that just because the DOI & DfE featured strongly in his manifesto that he would be a shoo-in. How incredibly naive and arrogant in equal measure to even think or believe that.
    4 points
  16. Very recent BMJ article about the differences between flu and covid.
    4 points
  17. But they're all "really uncomfortable" with having to vote. Daren't print what I'm thinking. 😠
    4 points
  18. Why would you want to spread panic? I don’t think people are panicking.They just want to get on with their lives as safely as possible whist there is an on going pandemic. I suppose there are people worried the more people don’t care the more they have to wait for hospital appointments or procedures and can’t get on with their life. Imagine you can’t go back to work as you need an op to be fit enough and having to live on £80 incapacity benefit a week. When you’ve paid into the system, and your hearing people saying well I’m not doing this or that, I’m King Kong 💪. You can’t make it up really can you.
    4 points
  19. It is a crime to possess material likely to be of use to a terrorist. It's a huge catch all. I wonder how many ex-Squaddies have kept their field guides and handbooks too. Frankly, I'm a bit disturbed by these sorts of powers. Various academics could be caught up by it. And a law which has an exception for Professor Jeeves is a pretty poor one and there is a huge risk Professor Khan could be at risk of double standards while countless nerds are criminalised for being over curious. It's a sad reflection on our society but gives coppers a simpler way to use the system to criminalise people they are suspicious of. Slippery slope anyone?
    4 points
  20. And you could be forgiven for thinking the two are one and the same. It wouldn't be the first time certain posters have created pock-suppets to support their views and harangue other, opposing views. You know, the weak, insubstantial no-marks with little else going on in their lives.
    4 points
  21. Some people clearly can’t respect the views of others if it doesn’t meet their own. Respect. Use it.
    4 points
  22. I just wish he wouldn’t take to social media to explain the ins and outs of it all. Its just so damn unprofessional and would have been completely unnecessary if he hadn’t set it all off himself in his ‘unforgivable’ post. Can you imagine Alf Cannon taking to social media to give his personal thoughts - or any of the others? Thank god he didn’t get a senior role - we’d never be done.
    4 points
  23. FFS you two, get a room!
    3 points
  24. Wonder how many here have this? Seems a good little earner.
    3 points
  25. Better still they could have used the current situation as a golden opportunity to get rid of Manx Gas once and for all. How much would Manx Gas have been worth in a month's time had Tynwald not approved the rise? They could have been nationalised for peanuts. Even if you were just to allow them to operate at arms length with the same management structure like the Steam Packet. Yes gas would still be more expensive, but you would have taken MG's substantial profits out of the equation and the service would be exactly the same.
    3 points
  26. Bail out the multi-million pound company first, we can always sort out how little we can get away with giving the poor and the needy later.
    3 points
  27. Heard the sirens on there way up the mountain road again about an hour ago. Something has to be done I bet the fire brigade attends 20 crashes to every one fire on the Island.
    3 points
  28. Yes the Bish and the new guy for Douglas North voted against. An amendment was proposed to delay for a week, but was not carried. Some good points were made but most stated the obvious, worried about constituents etc. There is a cunning plan to help the vulnerable,those on the dole , sick , those in receipt of benefits etc. Oil has increased a lot since the last delivery but as all the council houses are on gas now and as we know the poorest of our society live in them gas is key. I think the electric will probably be next. Let us hope for a mild winter.
    3 points
  29. no, any incompetent can do it.
    3 points
  30. Mostly of his own making though.
    3 points
  31. Well obviously they are being reported because there they are. But the difference is that the general categories listed from death certificates cover many different causes of death relating to the respiratory system and influenza and pneumonia, while Covid is just one. And yet the deaths where Covid is the underlying (ie main) cause are still two to three times that of flu and pneumonia combined and equal to a majority of respiratory deaths. Just from one infectious disease. Rather than showing that things are back to normal, those figures show just why such Covid is still newsworthy if you look at them wanting information rather than reassurance.
    3 points
  32. What confuses me about Callister's response here is that he's claiming that he turned down the Post Office because he had already accepted another role. But presumably Cannan would have been aware of this, given that he would have been the person who offered that as well. So he must have thought he could do both. And lets face it - this is Rob Callister. This is the man who was a Departmental Member of three different Departments at once. Plus Children's Champion, MNH Trustee, loads of other stuff. There's no committee he doesn't want to sit on; no meeting he doesn't want to nod his way through. His blog proved that is nothing else. Why the sudden shyness about multiple roles. Still, maybe I've got this wrong and it's not a role in government at all. Maybe he's the new James Bond.
    3 points
  33. And as I've said we all want our lives back - probably including those who died needlessly - and the quickest way to get that is prevent big waves. Big waves create more waves & waves disrupt. You may be obsessing over it but some of us are well aware of the wide range of causes of death. Their treatment is prevented by having lots of Covid patients in hospital. So if its them you are worried about them stop big Covid waves
    3 points
  34. Organ damage is one factor of the covid/flu debate that is ignored by the "get on with it" crowd. Organ damage doesn't happen with flu. And personally, I very much doubt Ramseyboi's claims that no one he knows had symptoms of covid. More likely they didn't tell him because they knew his reaction would be that they simply wanted to skive off school/work.
    3 points
  35. So people on Manx Forums advocate for more censorship. Interesting. Odd, there's me thinking they mostly complained about things not being reported
    3 points
  36. Thats possibly because it kills 4 times as many people & causes long term structural organ damage. So they don't want it treated as flu because its not flu. There's a lot of other diseases it's not if you want to try one of those
    3 points
  37. Cannon was in a fluid situation. The appointments would depend on other people accepting roles further up the food chain. For example, he'd want to run a department member appointment past the minister for that department, maybe someone else was first choice for the Post Office or Cannon wanted to see if Edge accepted the ministerial role and if she didn't he would leave her in the Post Office or if Allinson and Hooper turned down ministerial roles maybe he would have had to look to Rob. Roles wouldn't all be handed out at once.
    3 points
  38. He doesn't care. He's looked out the window and seen it's sunny so he figures it must be sunny everywhere.
    3 points
  39. The R0 for norovirus is 2-3. Delta Covid is 6-7 It is factually incorrect to say norovirus is "way more infectious" than Covid delta when the opposite is the case.
    3 points
  40. As always you need to go to the original to get all the juicy details. The actual reply (which only came today is on the FoI search with a title "Douglas Promenade Digital Counter" and was submitted on 27 September. The actual request and reply are as follows: "Dear Sirs The Department of Infrastructure installed a digital counter at the bottom of summer hill the cost at a reported cost to the tax payer of £16,000. Please advise: 1. The actual cost including delivery set up purchase and installation for the digital counter. 2. Where is the digital counter now and does it still work. 3. What measures were taken into account before placing it beside a promenade wall and did the manufacturers warranty include damage by sea water . 4. If the digital counter is no longer working , what did the Department do with the broken digital counter . Please supply all emails , letters ect in regards the damage caused to the digital counter." Our response to your request is as follows: 1. The cost of the digital counter was circa £19,000 + costs of internal labour. This figure includes purchase cost, electrical supply and setup costs and software updates. 2. The Digital Display Kiosk is not working and has been disposed of accordingly. 3. Please refer to attached supporting correspondence and documents. 4. As per point 2; any salvageable components such as the LED display screens have been retained to see if they can be utilised elsewhere within our asset groups Please see Appendix 1 for emails regarding the purchase, setup and damage to the digital counter. Please see Appendix 2 containing documents relating to the purchase, setup and damage to the digital counter. For all the real info you need to go to those appendices , especially the emails in A (as usual the servlet problem means I can't link directly). But this para from page 37/38 sums it up: I just wanted to let you know that the digital display kiosk which had the pedestrian and cyclist counter inside I originally procured for the Prom is essentially ‘knackered’, despite my specification that it must be constructed to withstand a high salt air/marine environment and showed the supplier where it would be going on the walkway in proximity to the sea it has corroded very badly on the outside of the casing and has so much water ingress that internal components have corroded and are not functioning, this is due mostly because of the vents for the air flow which allowed waves crashing over to enter the unit. Naturally because of this disaster they've decided they now need three of them.
    3 points
  41. Very true, especially other people who write it the same way. However, there's a school of thought which says that if someone won't even take the time to run a spell checker, how far can any "facts" they present be trusted.
    3 points
  42. Thank goodness IOM has not gone down this route - as some crazies have for years being suggesting it should.
    2 points
  43. I didn't see too many others wishing for the DOI Full respect the the guy. There is no challenge too big for rob, this is why. Top 5 pound for pound
    2 points
  44. He is still here somewhere isn't he? In some form.
    2 points
  45. It's times like this I miss The Sultan's views. 😏
    2 points
  46. Popped up in my news feed while I was having a Tuesday lunchtime pint. I couldn’t care less. The “panic” bit was for those of you who might think it is an issue
    2 points
  47. I am reliably informed she was.
    2 points
  48. Meanwhile pubs in Peel go from strength to strength. Now if the brewery would just sell the Highwayman and let someone who understands about running a pub take charge there might actually be an opportunity there.
    2 points
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