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  1. It was merely an attempt at humour Wankas. I'm sorry if that offends you. Actually no, I'm not sorry.
    9 points
  2. The really scary bit is that there was a significant portion of our population who would have happily seen us go the same way, and who were livid and scared to death when our borders largely reopened. Projections of Nobles overflowing, hundreds of deaths and more lockdowns within weeks of us opening up again before “everyone was vaccinated” have been shown to be utter garbage so I only hope that people consider how useless virtually every prediction has been when considering this upcoming winter. Bring on the cosy nights and the Christmas party season and let people have all the fun they deserve after what for many of us has been a very difficult two years. Open the borders properly, stop reporting figures, get the teachers out of masks, and let us all just crack on as normal.
    6 points
  3. Give it a a rest. He’s human like the rest of us. Get a life
    5 points
  4. DOI Management hearing how their illustrious leader Nick Black has just left and wondering who's next !
    5 points
  5. In fact, a smearing of superglue might significantly improve surface cohesion 🙂
    5 points
  6. We're genuinely on the verge of becoming "all fur coat no knickers" as an island. We have highly paid civil servants in all kinds of weird and wonderful government roles, but we can't even sustain the basics of a health service. Where do we go from here?
    5 points
  7. Now show us a close up of the last few hundred years, and more importantly plot its derivative to show how quickly things are changing, when compared with any previous time in earth’s history. Are you a climate change denier Max? I agree that we’re not going to stop it by getting air source heat pumps and solar panels, and governments need to start preparing for the inevitable rather than talking about reversing it, but it’s happening, whether you believe it or not.
    5 points
  8. Not that i should need any anyhow. My credibility speaks for itself
    4 points
  9. Based on the amount of time you are on here, it's an hour more than you work. 😉
    4 points
  10. I'm blocked by most of them now I think. It's definitely cleaned up my timeline. Not even for being nasty, just for thinking vaccinate adults and get on with it is perfectly reasonable. In response i've been called 'psychotic', a 'minimiser', a 'child'; I've been told I'm ignorant, don't care, bored, someone who wants children to suffer; had "DO SOME SCIENCE" yelled by one completely unhinged lunatic, weird kind of vague mysterious threats about 'we'll see' as if I''' be personally responsible if suddenly everyone died. Oh and that I actively want to harm my own child. Weirdly, I've often managed to trigger both groups of crazies at the same time. Smileys and Frownies. It's not entirely their fault though, the alarmists. For obvious reasons people have serious skepticism about what the UK government are up to, and how they've handled things. So when a shiny reasonably well packaged alternative group of scientists and academics presents itself to the media, marketed as 'independent' and on the attack you can see why they'd pick up fans. That group have a lot to answer for for the mental damage they've done to some people.
    4 points
  11. One wonders what environmental projects this £2M "environmental tax" take has been getting expended on since its introduction and where would its rescinding actually impact upon? I'm going to wager "none" and "salaries and pensions".
    4 points
  12. At least if the road surface is breaking up the climate crisis brigade won't be able to glue themselves to it and disrupt whatever racing takes place.
    4 points
  13. It really is all starting to come home to roost now. I have long believed that having the virus circulate relatively freely is actually good in the long term. Everywhere is going to get to the same point eventually, all lockdowns and mitigations do is slow that process down (which is sensible, early doors and pre vaccine) Now we need to keep vaccinated and let nature do it’s things. New Zealand etc are stuffed!!
    4 points
  14. Should have stayed where he was.
    4 points
  15. 4 points
  16. Spot on. I fear that the NHS model of healthcare is nearing its end. It has, for as long as I’ve been in it, stumbled from one crisis to the next, with periods of lack of capacity and cancellations. As a House Officer in South Manchester in 1994 I often had to tell GPs we had no beds. In 1995 I worked in A&E in Whiston, and we’d hear tales from The Royal Liverpool up the road of 40 ambulances queuing up outside in winter. So for years it’s been struggling. If the NHS were a patient it is one with COPD, Heart Failure, and some form of strange neurological disease leading to odd decisions and multiple personalities. And now that patient has caught covid, and is being ventilated on ITU with no staff available to look after it properly. The family however haven’t yet been told to expect the worst and are still hoping for full recovery. For the avoidance of doubt I’m talking about NHS in the UK, but we’re much the same here, with more difficulties if anything. The current issues at Noble’s are not the fault of Manx Care, or The Minister, or the staff that work there. It’s the pandemic which I think has finally killed off the NHS. I don’t know what the end game will be, and I don’t have solutions, at least none that are palatable, beyond individuals staying healthy by looking after themselves and each other. That’d be a start.
    4 points
  17. Apologies for editing your post, but it neatly links to an idea I’ve had for a while. Many of the problems in adult health stem from lack of knowledge and bad habits acquired as a youngster. The same for over-reliance on health services for trivial problems that could be self-managed. My solution - scrap compulsory religious education, as it’s totally pointless, and instead introduce compulsory life/health education. Teach kids about health and wellbeing, how the body works, why it goes wrong, when you might need a doctor and when you don’t, teach them about diet and nutrition, and exercise. I know they do this a bit already - PHSE I think it is, but my kids found it to be a bit of a joke. Beef it up a bit, and start our kids off onto the right track to a healthy life.
    3 points
  18. So we have Cretney to thank for all this , Mr Ineffectual himself , thats where the rot appeared to have started , followed by Gawne this whole department requires a root and branch review , far too big and totally out of control .
    3 points
  19. Another anti SP poster. Give the man a chance. You also get a life.
    3 points
  20. That is unfair. I am sure that he does not restrict it just to social media. I would not worry about SP. You know what you are probably going to get with SP. A pensioner stuck in his ways who is probably going to do as little as possible to continue the payments coming in for as long as possible. He will have little affect on policy or any decisions taken in the IoM over the next few years. Be far more concerned about those who want to make decisions and change things, be it MHKs or government officials, and can then muck things up big time. SP is effectively the embarrassing uncle at a wedding. Many would prefer him not to be there but he is not really going to cause any problems as long as you keep his drink topped up.
    3 points
  21. i wonder who that was written for ???
    3 points
  22. I think the figures are suspect a lot of people who don’t have to prove anything to their workplace are just staying in for 10 days or whenever they get a negative on the lateral flow, I don’t blame them.
    3 points
  23. How dare you criticize the look. The DOIs design team of Rod, Jane and Freddy are very accomplished infrastructure designers who always leave a quality finish.
    3 points
  24. The Romans managed to grow vine as far north as Northumbria, so it wouldn't be the first time that vino-culture made this far!
    3 points
  25. Hardly many other options with a once a day flight to London ! Goes to show a lot of the Liverpool traffic is people heading on to London and demonstrates the demand is there . What a ridiculous state of affairs !
    3 points
  26. Yup. It's been interesting to see how infected the Island got when we opened up. It seems the population resistance and immunity in the UK has been due to a large portion of the population catching covid at a 'steady' rate over the last 18 months. We didn't have that, virtually no one had covid in comparison to the UK and we relied mostly on the vaccine for resistance. Luckily it seems to be working in terms of serious illness associated, but certainly the numbers getting infected were/are pretty scary. NZ are going to see the same thing when they open up (if ever) except times 1000. It's going to put their health service under massive strain. They've simply delayed the inevitable and will receive it in one massive hit rather than being staggered. Shame really, I thought Arden did quite well initially. But now she just comes across as a scared mum.
    3 points
  27. Or somebody who's never matured past the child with a box of crayons stage.
    3 points
  28. I wouldn't bank on getting in this morning !! If this is scheduled downtime someone needs to be asked why at this time of year ! With 40% probability, temporarily from Tuesday 9:00 till 12:00: Visibility 3000m. Rain drizzle. Clouds broken 400ft.
    3 points
  29. I always think A&E is the pressure valve of the health service. As elective stuff waits longer, problems build up requiring more 'unscheduled care' even if this is just fatigue from the suffering. This also filters back from GPs who are equally left in a fire fighting situation managing chronic conditions until definitive input. In demand terms, probably small absolute numbers are quite a large relative increases for Noble's an extra five very sick patients probably puts a strain on things. Add to this bed pressures as covid requires people to be risk stratified means beds may be free but they might not be of the right category. Lack of staff and resources comes a lot from short term UK planning whom the Island is pretty heavily dependent on. The population is ageing, money is less free flowing and care is becoming more complex so Manx Care probably hold a pretty toxic hand. For comparison, Aintee currently has between a 6-12 hour and the Royal a 9 hour wait. A category one call to Northwest Ambulance (should be within one hour) is currently taking 6+ hours. 111 calls, unless categorised as amber, are taking over 24 hours to answer in the Northwest.
    3 points
  30. Has he been taking fashion tips from Howie?
    2 points
  31. Personally if someone gets paid upwards of 106k a year it should come with responsibilities and the buck should stop there. Anyone who accepts the post of CEO in DOI should know what the job entails. Sadly although I'm sure he's a nice guy good bosses can't be as its results that matter. Especially as a Civil servant when you , in effect , are looking after tax payers money. This seems to have been lost by most CS and even lots of MHK's. Personally I hate seeing anyone lose there job but in my honest opinion there was no other option. Others need to go too or its going to be rinse repeat for lots of years. Not sure if we are going to see that but Jeff Robinson and Longworth must both be on thin ice for the part they have played in the last few years cockups .
    2 points
  32. It's not an opinion shared by NASA for example. Milankovitch cycles still aren't fully understood (there are lots of different factors involved) but if anything the Earth should be becoming cooler under their influence rather than increasing in temperature.
    2 points
  33. To be fair to you I think that is actually one of the best things for the planet that anybody could do. You look at population growth and the fact that over time most people want better lives so they don't want to just live a basic subsistence life and long term, without something that drastically wipes out 25% of the population I do not see that the continued growth and the amount of pollution, including all the rubbish that gets discarded, is sustainable If I was 50 years younger I do question whether I would ever want kids for worrying about what the world would be like for them and there children in 50 or 100 years time. I believe we should do want we can, but whether it will ever be more than a token effort I have my doubts. It might just delay matters by a generation or two.
    2 points
  34. I literally logged in to Twitter today for the first time since 2014! Wtf are you laughing at ?
    2 points
  35. 2 points
  36. No, I'm not wrong. The APD cut only applies to flights between airports in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It does not apply to flights to (or from) the Isle of Man. If you want to better understand the UK Government's proposal, I encourage you to read this article which provides the underlying sources and facts to educate yourself: https://taxpayersalliance.im/isle-of-man-government-must-match-aircraft-passenger-duty-to-ensure-iom-is-not-left-behind/
    2 points
  37. I love it when IoM Twitter (usually a Covid coven) has a go at Manx Forums. It's brillo!!! I do feel at times we have a coven operating on Manx Forums, but I think we have them under control.
    2 points
  38. Did you manage to get a question to the house today Stu, or did you decide that there was no point following the Tim Moorhouse show? I hope Lawrie Hooper has the same dismissive to this duo as he has to the public, if they ask him such daft questions. Do we really need to have the lights and electricity on for a couple of hours for 5 feckin stupid questions? Perhaps this should be asked at the next sitting by Watterson and Dafty, to show that they learned something from their Cop26 visit? I despair: 4. The Hon. Member for Arbory, Castletown and Malew (Mr Moorhouse) to ask the Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture – How successful the 2021 Food and Drink Festival was; and if she will publish the report by the Marketing Partnership referred to in the statement issued to the media by her Department on 25 October 2021? 5. The Hon. Member for Arbory, Castletown and Malew (Mr Moorhouse) to ask the Minister for Infrastructure – What plans he has to review the red line outside Arbory Parish Hall? Tbf, Crookall came across OK, he said he even visited APH to see for himself the problems; surely the minister should delegate that to someone else - I couldn’t imagine Lawrie wandering around the hospital cafe checking out the quality of the flapjacks (awful btw) if Tim Moorhouse asked him to check on them!
    2 points
  39. I hope not 😂
    2 points
  40. I don't mind the reporting of figures, but I don't see the point in testing anymore, except where it is really required. Reporting new cases, new recoveries, total active cases and number in hospital is all that matters now. And, stop giving away LFTs
    2 points
  41. New Zealand and Australia are going to come out of this all looking very stupid indeed. It’s going to take years for them to integrate back with the rest of the world.
    2 points
  42. After a few blips pre vaccine I am more than happy with where we are right now. We just need to see the remaining completely pointless restrictions which still prevent unvaccinated people from the UK coming here at all and all is well again.
    2 points
  43. They could stress about the lack of PLAN B, you know, masks and passports like they have in Europe where everything is so much better...
    2 points
  44. Well it reads as if the brief is to encourage pedestrians to stomp across the roads without needing to pay much attention to trafic? Ace idea 🙄
    2 points
  45. Do you know the background of Eastern? They have been loss making for years and are propped up by the money of a millionaire (Richard Lake). Combining them would be like merging the MEA and the Water Authority!
    2 points
  46. Except it's not. Destroying rain forests and shipping your shite vegan food halfway around the world is the problem.
    2 points
  47. That's the highly reputable KPMG.
    2 points
  48. Local CSP is used only for Reg Agent for some subsidiaries. The Charity Trustees are all on island and 'employed' by the Trust and the company I was dealing with was also run and managed by properly employed directors on island.
    1 point
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