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Posts posted by thesultanofsheight

  1. 11 minutes ago, pongo said:

    Your angry man rants here are contradictory.

    They are far from angry man rants. That seems to be your usual backstop way of trying to wind posters up when you haven’t really got a valid argument for things you post other than to wind posters up. You really do need to try harder with your attempts at trolling. I’ll move on to another thread now as this is clearly just a thread for doom mongers who wish to discuss how the end of the world is going to roll out in the next 3 months. No other perspectives required obviously. No fecal obsession either some people literally do seem to be irrationally shitting their pants about the whole thing so no reason why not to point that out. 

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  2. 12 minutes ago, quilp said:

    Hey Sultan, you might think it's all a "joke" and a choreogated construct but my concern is that hero's like you will be less inclined to follow the line of personal hygiene possibly at the expense of everyone else. Dry your eyes mate and while you're at it, remember to wash your hands...

    I couldn’t give a shite what you think to be honest. Nowhere have I said I think it’s joke. But there really is a load of economy damaging mass hysteria being spread by a load of absolute snowflake clowns who buy their news off other morons on Facebook. They’ll be moaning about having no jobs all over social media by next month after their widespread and irrational collective pant shitting has taken the economy over the edge. 

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  3. 2 minutes ago, pongo said:

    Only a conspiracy moron would imagine that this is engineered.

    The over reaction is clearly engineered and the extreme speculation on the back of the over reaction is clearly engineered. Lots of people are seeing their wealth wiped on the back of this. The ongoing instability in markets will help those profiting from this too. Now the job loses have started and the profiteering will spread wider as companies have a convenient excuse now to send people home. 

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  4. 18 minutes ago, pongo said:

    After this is over we can start again with the economy.

    The whole situation is literally insane, with so many people praying for it I hope that they get the absolute doomsday they all so desperately want. It has reached the point of mass hysteria now. In the background the speculators are making shit loads of cash off shorting (where they still can after their shorts last week) and engineered falls in just about everything. They’re now moving on from just stealing people’s pension money to taking their jobs off them. 

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  5. 5 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

    I wonder if this (lack of) decision-making could be down to IoMG insurance liabilities?

    If they call it off now, that's them liable. If the diktat comes from UK however....?

    The Channel Islands haven’t really done anything either. No doubt that will be Howard Quayle’s fault as well? I’m really not sure what people expect any government to do. They’re just whipping themselves up into mass hysteria as they’re shitting their pants as the newspapers and Facebook have told them they’re all going to die unless they collectively submit to the will of the state to preserve them. This is just headless hysteria now. 

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  6. 15 minutes ago, pongo said:

    Lots of businesses are going to be fucked by this. Including many which have significant numbers of employees. Many won't survive. Hotels and TT guest houses are not some special case.

    Those employees will be the exact same fucking idiots signing petitions in their thousands and publicly shitting their pants all over Facebook demanding everything is shut down and spreading fear and ignorance. Karma. 

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  7. 42 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

    It's all to do with local authority votes and popularity, rivalry and willy-waving between themselves and central Govt and the odd ego. A heady mix.

    I think it looks good. But it’s completely unneeded and, as you say, just a dick waving project so that a few local counselors can pretend that they’re big boys. 

  8. 32 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

    I was at school with David Ashford. He's always been a nice enough guy, but weak, meek and slightly odd. He isn't the kind of person I'd want in charge of  a health crisis. He was on NW tonight yesterday. It's an embarrassment for the whole Isle of Man.

    It’s becoming increasingly obvious that Ashford is just some rambling weirdo. His demeanor reminds me of Zelig (from the Woody Allen film) a human chameleon who can pretend to be anyone. Currently Ashford is pretending to be a health minister and giving a very passable performance because he believes he is a good and effective MHK so much in his own head. If I see him shuffling through the street with his mobile glued to his ear like he’s the most important and needed person in the world again I’m going to trip him up as the performance annoys me. We need leaders not mimics. And Ashford is very far from a leader in anything, 

  9. 1 hour ago, Neil Down said:

    Not like the officials would be frugal with the truth eh...

    Looks like Ashford is going after Nick Crowe for spreading fake news on Facebook about Coronavirus and A & E being in lockdown according to a post he’s recently made on FB. The state storm troopers will probably be in the back of a transit already! 

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  10. 4 hours ago, Andy Onchan said:

    Indeed. Listening to Rob Mercer speaking I got the impression that he thinks he's in politics (he certainly thinks he is), as in a policy-making-kind-of-role. So I do wonder if prospective MLCs really knew what their real role would be in the legislative process: https://147-5433bc3297b05.radiocms.com/news/isle-of-man-news/legislative-council-members-chosen/ 


    He’s a complete tool with a very high opinion of himself. He’ll fit right in.

    The only thing you need to do is read his twitter feed for 10 mins to see what a knob he is. 

  11. 8 hours ago, Chris Thomas said:

    What a huge question? The Information Commissioner can be involved following due process. IOM Newspapers knows what it is doing under the FOI regime.

    Does it though? I looks to me that they just expected accurate numbers to be supplied to them in an FOI reply which seems to be a reasonable expectation to me. They should not expect to have to take such a basic enquiry to the Information Commissioner and neither should anyone else. Their expectation should have been to be supplied with accurate data not made up numbers including historic station master figures from when the stations last had stationmasters which in the case of Colby is not in most people’s lifetime as it stopped being manned in 1978. 

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  12. 8 minutes ago, Kopek said:

    Ah, don't worry, i'd have signed  your sponsors list even tho I now live in Timbuku, Douglas , Timbucktu, what does it matter to a Returning Officer???

    What’s the road tax situation in Timbuktu? 

  13. 9 minutes ago, Chris Thomas said:

    But heritage railway statistics are not ‘official’ in the sense of inflation, national income, employment, even air and sea passenger. These ‘official’ statistics are subject to a quality code and publication schedule, as announced in Tynwald in December 2019: “

    So where is your line between “official statistics” and overt “lies” ? 

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