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  1. At the beginning? So in 2009 when I first started Tweeting? I had a Twitter account throughout my time as a UK Government scientist before I moved back to the IoM, they had no problem with it. It just seems to me that no-one is allowed to criticise any IoM Government actions and IoM Government are absolutely livid that they don't have any control over me.
    18 points
  2. Anyone paying attention would have heard Dr Ewart explaining just how useful genomics testing is while at the same time demonstrating the problem with sending the samples away and having to wait such a long time for the results.
    15 points
  3. I had to read and listen to some utter shit to get that for you all, so I hope you appreciate it.
    15 points
  4. I can't let this go. You really are so very rude sometimes Dilli. Rude and judgemental. Gawd knows we are all judgemental at one level or another, but you are off the scale. You do know that every time you judge someone you are being judged yourself, right? By making up your mind on the spot about anything or anybody just by the way it looks, or talks or dresses you are putting huge limits on yourself ever learning more in order to grow. I know it's driven by fear but truly, what is it you're frightened of. Really? It's OK to change your mind, it's OK to discover things you nev
    14 points
  5. I know Keiran pretty well, through the local music scene. He’s a genuine guy - I have nothing to say about his past, as I didn’t know him then - who wants to see the island bettered for all. Yes, he has a leftist agenda and likes a smoke, but I wish him well in his campaign. I might even help him. I doubt he’ll get in, because to do so he’ll have to get votes from the older voters who like you Dilli would vote for a gentleman farmer over an idealistic youngster. But he’d at least make Tynwald sessions more interesting. We need political representatives like Keiran.
    13 points
  6. Yeah right, a glorified A&E Thanks to our ‘obliteration policy’ we’re currently one of the few places in the British Isles still doing any regular elective work.
    13 points
  7. Surely Alan means costs millions. DfE have people like Sheldon Hooper doing their theoretical estimations. The cost of house trams over the amount of money in the universe divided by the number of people who live on the planet times by the people who have heard of the isle of man, squared. Then rounded off to a guess. It is called Hooperskelly string vest theory.
    13 points
  8. A couple of nights without big raids and you'd have likely been arguing that it was time to end the blackout. Constantly arguing against the rules and making unnecessary journeys.
    12 points
  9. Shame that these cases are obviously from weeks ago. If only we knew someone who had a quick and local turnaround, instead of relying on email ‘chase ups’...
    12 points
  10. "Well good afternoon everybody, today I'm joined by Seamus & Dan from the Island's favourite building company"
    12 points
  11. Worth pointing out here how quickly they have reacted. No waiting for contact tracing to be completed; no attempt to bury the news to avoid affecting New Year bar takings; no going silent for days because it's a weekend; no announcing measures that won't be introduced for a few days. I would hope they are using genome sequencing as well - though they probably don't have on-Island facilities.
    11 points
  12. The media questions & answers session are a lot more pleasant without Howie there having a hissy fit at awkward questions.
    10 points
  13. He’s certainly equally if not more welcome than the ‘gentleman’ farmer you allude to. Keiran’s challenge is to sell his left of centre agenda in the Isle of Man’s distinctly right of centre market place.
    10 points
  14. One eye on the pot and one up the chimney as my grandfather used to say.
    10 points
  15. Manx Radio aren't interested in politics anymore; it's the happy, fun station. The days of Roy MacMillan, Charles Guard, David Callister, Mossy, James Davis et al on the early morning Mandate programme are long gone. You can tell the presenters are having fun; they sound smug, indifferent and insincere; they know it's all just a laugh and that they're getting paid for it. There's a palpable sense that the station isn't going to bite the hand that feeds it millions of pounds of tax-payers money, without which they'd cease to exist. Like most things on this Island, it's a cosy arrangement and th
    10 points
  16. What about voting for someone who knows what it’s like to try to live on minimum wage, who doesn’t own land, and can’t rely on a gold plated pension? For the good of society as a whole we need political representation from the whole spectrum of society. If our political overlords are all degree educated CEOs, or from the right families, nothing will change. Are you happy with the status quo Dilli? Personally, I do great out of it, but I’d like to think that things could be better for all, and would be happy to see someone like Keiran elected to bat for the little man.
    9 points
  17. It hasn't been above 20 since 3 January, when it was 213, but that was after the New Year shutdown and the panic over 1886 etc. Some of it may be timing, but the number of completed tests that day didn't drop that much. It might just be a typo for 14, though a lot of the figures for awaiting results and tests look rather dodgy to me. The whole thing is a bit sloppier and less consistent than it really ought to be.
    9 points
  18. I think we should be grateful for the Manx public at large for being compliant and for having perhaps a greater understanding and grasp of what's going on around them than 'they' think. It's been said before, closing the border is an easy decision to make. Getting them back open is going to be more problematic without a box with all the proper tools at our disposal. We haven't yet heard from The Director of Public Health what the plan is to allow that to happen. When she withdrew testing back in the summer (assuming it was her recommendation) it was a mistake and she probably knows
    9 points
  19. Plus the Ramsey Hub!! Just seen UK using a cinema, just a few tables, chairs and laptops basically and off we go! Just can’t understand the cost and why we couldn’t just put a few tables & chairs in airport foyer?
    9 points
  20. Typical, I turn my back for a minute and my thread gets hijacked by fluffy warmth and positivity, bastards! I've been sort of lucky in that following a huge accident nearly twelve years ago, I have had to learn to cope with my physical limitations and live within my means. I can easily spend time on my own as I had to quit full time work a long time ago. I occupy myself by involvement in voluntary organisations which can cope with my limitations. It is tricky sometimes when there is little to do but I have found that I can cope well with solitude for a reasonable amount of time.
    9 points
  21. I wonder if one of the topics they will touch on today is the amount of workmen recently working on the CM's house? I bet they don't. A member of the public challenged him on it, and he replied that 'his boiler broke'. Although why he needed a plasterer or two to fix his boiler wasn't made apparent. The police were not involved on this occasion.
    9 points
  22. Everybody got their wine out? "Today's Briefing is brought to you in association with Dandara"
    9 points
  23. Dilli, I am not going to reply to your PM. All I will say, here, is I can see no reason to doubt the post and the context was to point out how stretched Nobles is, not to garner sympathy. You would do the staff at Nobles a better service if you displayed some of the empathy and humanity that they do on a daily basis. Even if you do not believe the circumstances, can you not imagine how awful it would be if it was true, and empathise to that degree?
    9 points
  24. The article states that he admitted in interview he went out to steal?
    9 points
  25. Hello Manx Forums! Sarah Maltby here, honestly it is me! Just wanted to answer some of the questions/queries that have been asked on this thread. I didn’t stand in the 2020 by-election as my youngest child had not yet started school. Although I have every confidence in my husband to manage the transitional handover, for me, it wasn’t the right time. Secondly, I would have had to give up my job if elected. This would have left me in a very insecure position this year if I was not re-elected. I’m sure you can appreciate that as I do not have a business to fall ba
    9 points
  26. It was quite revealing when at one of the briefings last week he spent quite a while explaining how the IOM's clinicians had debated whether to extend the period between doses, and it was a consensus of opinion that led to the adherence of the 3 or 4 week gap. This despite him, on several occasions, saying that they had a legal obligation to comply with the dosing regime specified in the approval. He has uttered many other specious comments that don't stand up to scrutiny. He was adamant that the vaccination appointments for the over 80s were not being done in alphabetical order - yet whe
    8 points
  27. I saw Josem has done some 'analysis' on our vaccination situation. I havent read it because I know that it will be wrong.
    8 points
  28. She does the TT economic benefit projections for DfE
    8 points
  29. Not in the least. Neither observation advances the debate one iota. Both are supremely accurate.
    8 points
  30. Thankfully the section of society who label people because of such things are gradually disappearing.
    8 points
  31. Hi, Keiran here. My hobbies or how I earn pennies should not make you less likely to vote for me. If that was the case, I could try and become a millionaire who accepts back hands for fun to make you more comfortable? Judge me for my plans foreward or my big mouth ... Maybe? Yes. I do have thick skin. Yes I will be fighting for the little man. And yes, I am fighting for cannabis.... But so much more too. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=104267805010261&id=102257088544666&sfnsn=mo Judge for yourselves. Ps. Nice one Wrighty.
    8 points
  32. Exactly. Life expectancy at 80 isn’t zero. It’s at least 5 years. And that’s the average. My life expectancy may be impaired, but I’m as entitled as a 20,30, 40, 50, year old to live it out with out being abandoned or placed at unnecessary risk. I still work and pay substantially into the system.
    8 points
  33. Must say i agree with dilli here. Which can mean only 2 things. Either he is stone cold sober or i'm absolutely trolleyed.
    8 points
  34. I just wish there was someone who asked a full question in Manx to show that up for the complete bollocks it is
    8 points
  35. By speaking truth? We're in an avoidable fucking lockdown.
    8 points
  36. Theyre inappropriate. I've invested £0.5m in creating a business that supports start up and upscale businesses on the Island. Yes, that involves office space, but a far bigger picture. I don't see why I should continue to support the Government in attracting businesses and creating jobs in my own businesses when they engage in such attempts to discredit the BioMed sector.
    8 points
  37. @Banker It is me in the interview. I'm not sure if it came across, but the CM does not understand the damage he has caused. This isn't a matter of bashing the Gov or propping up @rachomics, it has genuinely caused great concern and ripples not only in BioMed but in other professional sectors.
    8 points
  38. God forbid that anyone should feel accountable or feel that an explanation may be due to those who are paying for this.
    8 points
  39. Care to expand on that Howie?
    8 points
  40. There but for the grace of God. Everyone has different circumstances, strengths, weaknesses, support, levels and types of illness, AND breaking points. Just because someone’s point hasn’t been reached yet does not make them able to say someone else should ‘be stronger’, ‘man up’, or ‘take responsibility for yourself’. Likewise because someone has reached the stage where they are broken, should not be considered weakness.
    8 points
  41. I’m going to say it one more time. Vaccjnate the elderly, care staff & extremity vulnerable then allow the rest of us to crack on. The risk to those below pension age is incredibly small. The country has been literally scared to death. I’m not dismissive of the virus, I believe it’s a nasty little bugger for a lot of people BUT not the majority who’s futures & livelihoods have been gradually strangled & destroyed. Yes ... I’m a lone voice in an ocean of bed wetting. I might even die of this thing, who knows ... but it’s what I truly believe.
    8 points
  42. I think the whole world has breathed a great sigh of relief today. He has a massive job ahead of him, but he will do it with dignity and integrity and that alone is more than the world has had for the last four years.
    8 points
  43. Hi Sarah, I’ve only just joined the forum and welcome your Honesty. If I may, can I suggest you don’t dwell or spend too much time on here. A very small minority have a very loud voice but don’t take it seriously. I think you’re right that the 1-1 approach door to door will be where you win votes and I look forward to the MLP policies and manefesto. I applaud anyone standing for local gov or HOK as the stick and abuse you get (as is clear in this forum) is brutal - and I truly believe 99% of people, including yourself, do it for the right reasons. To help people. Make a difference and do good
    8 points
  44. We’ve spent 1000+ pages criticising the IOM approach, saying they should do things differently, comparing us to other places. Actually the government, public health and front line health workers have done a sterling job. We had 6 months of normality. We had a small blip, the entry rules have tightened, there’s been a very short circuit breaker. We will probably be back on track. Im fed up of all the negativity on here. The vaccination plan is always going to be a compromise, like lockdown, borders, testing. But it looks to me that they’ve actually tailored it to our actual situa
    7 points
  45. Each booth has a false ceiling which makes things a bit dark in there. So, yes, there are electrics for the lights in each booth. Skirting boards too. It's a nice touch that people will appreciate.
    7 points
  46. Well I have to say that this thread has meandered gently from the OT in a couple of directions without anyone getting bent out of shape. Very enjoyable and the next best thing to a proper conversation in the current climate. 🙂
    7 points
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