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Posts posted by TerryFuchwit

  1. 1 hour ago, Annoymouse said:

    I think plenty of people will argue against that one, in this day and age it’s what you identify as, I would imagine they identify as English rather than Manx.

    How many others would change place of birth on their certificates if they were allowed to do so?

    Who cares?

    They were born here and we should be proud of that.

    Statue for Cav next.  

    Manx legends.

  2. 9 minutes ago, Happier diner said:

    You misunderstand. I'm not talking about coming and going

    Say, a student returns to my house. He is not fully vaccinated. He isolates for 24hrs (within the household) then goes for a test. The test returns positive. We both then have to isolate for 2 weeks and get 2 negative tests.

    That's how I read it

    Booking your Covid-19 test

    Once you have completed your landing form you will receive an email with a reference number and a link to pre-book your COVID-19 test. Alternatively you will be able to book by calling the 111 team (8am-8pm 7 days a week), or if dialling from off-Island or using a UK mobile please call +44 1624 822111.

    Travellers will ordinarily be able to get results between 24 - 48 hours from the point of arrival, depending on the particular arrival time and within 24 hours of a booked test.


    Travellers on this pathway may self-isolate in a household with people who have not travelled, so long as the traveller agrees to undergo testing for COVID-19. Members of the traveller’s household do not need to isolate unless the traveller returns a positive test. Those isolating should not mix with other members of the household.

    If you display symptoms you must stay at home, call 111 and follow their instructions.

    Until you receive the results of your test (within 24-48 hours of the test) you must adhere to the Self Isolation rules


    Once you have completed your self-isolation period there is no restriction preventing you from returning to work – however, each traveller should discuss this with their employer to make return to work decisions suitable to the business.

    While you are able to resume normal activities after you receive your first negative test, personal vigilance is encouraged for 10 days after arrival. Travellers who have spent time in an area with higher case rates do carry an inherently higher risk of infection, so personal choices you make can affect our whole Island. Be safe, be smart and be kind. This means considering hands, face, space and ventilation in settings where there might be higher risk of transmission, such as when coming into close contact or attending crowded places.

    Apologies, I thought you simply meant if someone in your house tested positive.

  3. 1 hour ago, Happier diner said:

    Anyone clarify an argument for me

    1. I have had 2+2 so fully vaccinated.
    2. If I am identified as a close contact with someone who tests positive in my household then;
    3. I get an order to isolate for 21 days/ 14 days with tests.
    4. The fact that I am 2+2 makes no difference

    That's how I read it but everyone in the pub telling me I don't need to isolate if fully vaccinated. I can't see that anywhere

    That's incorrect.

    You can come and go as you please.

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  4. 1 hour ago, oooohtony said:

    4…. Having a little group chat to see if you can ban someone because they don’t agree with you 😂

    This is possibly the most poorly moderated site on the internet.  Which might explain why it is so quiet.

    A slight wiff of boredom in the air:thumbsup:

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  5. 18 minutes ago, oooohtony said:

    Don’t forget all the people who will stand on that  to get pictures taken.

    Will be a total mess inside a year/before the prom Is finished


    More negative BS.  Jesus Wept.

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  6. 1 hour ago, 2112 said:

    Read the above! You say it hasn’t been given away. According to the linked article it was donated. What does donate mean? Give away for Fuck all - no consideration, no money - charitable act.

    Ah, more editing.

    Read your own post.  You said "well we did have a fisheries vessel ......".

    We still do (you are intimating we do not). Nothing Gawne did has changed that.

  7. 9 minutes ago, 2112 said:

    Come on Fatchecker! It was donated by Phil Gawne MHK pre 2016, unless you think I’m lying, or it’s not fitting in with your narrative. If we only had a customs boat, a proper boat, something with plenty of room for the show pony police and the Chief Cuntstable. Perhaps IOMG could get the South Korean shipyard that the Steam Packet are getting their new ship built, to build us a Frigate for the new Manx Navy? After all it may make the criminal fraternity in Liverpool think twice.

    No amount of editing will change what you said above.

    You stated "Well we did have......."  thereby intimating we no longer have a fisheries vessel.  When we clearly do.

  8. 57 minutes ago, NoTail said:

    In fact he does. Every bank has to submit details of interest paid for all clients to the tax office. They do also cross check them amounts (on larger sums)

    I'm not sure that is the case for everyone.  Especially island residents.

    They are submitting data to be passed on (Fatca/CRS) within certain criteria.

  9. 4 minutes ago, 2112 said:

    Come on Fatchecker! Perhaps it’s been sold to Sierra Leone? 

    Sorry, just to clarify- you are saying we no longer have a fishery protection vessel (Barrule) and it's been sold to Sierra Leone?

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  10. 4 hours ago, doc.fixit said:

    Do tell, can they not? I certainly can't be bothered to chase up cases, You live in your world, I'll live in mine where the less authority knows, the better.

    Do you honestly believe your money and assets are safe from the tax man?

    I suspect you haven't really got a clue what you are  talking about to be fair.

    The tax man doesn't have a direct insight into your bank account.  Or the interest you were paid.

    Also, if they do want to find out data from your bank they'll need to produce an Order to gain access to the information.  They would also ask you first for it I suspect if they doubted you.

    The tax office are not really interested in pissy amounts of credit interest.  

    Dividends probably of more interest.  And blatant tax evasion.

  11. 2 hours ago, 2112 said:

    Today’s offering on the Nations Propaganda Mouthpiece this morning is about the police joining force with the Border Force using the islands patrol vessel and patrolling the waters of the island. Well we did have a fisheries vessel until ex MHK Gawne gave it to Sierra Leone. I’m the Chief Cuntstable has his eye on a new must have toy. 

    Do you have a link to Gawne giving that vessel away?

  12. 2 hours ago, wrighty said:

    I don’t understand the constant carping and conspiracy theorising regarding vaccine roll out on here.  The usual “we had 14000 doses yesterday, and now there’s only 12999, but we only administered 968 - what aren’t we being told, David Ashford should resign” etc is getting boring.

    The facts, as far as I can tell them, is that as a small nation we are in the top 10 in the world, and are ahead of both the UK and our island comparators Jersey.

    And while I’m on; lockdowns etc.  The fact, once again, is that over the last 15 months we’ve had it normal (travel excepted) for about 9 of them.  Where else in Europe can say that?

    I know there have been mistakes - where hasn’t there been? - and I don’t necessarily subscribe to the view that our government have been exemplars.  But give them a break. They’ve done well, largely due to our island status, border controls, and population density. Nobody had a route map for this. They did ok.

    In relation to the obsession over jabs and numbers available - you have to remember your audience.  Largely pensioners with fuck all better to do than have a mind working overtime on various conspiracies etc.

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  13. 20 minutes ago, HeliX said:

    I've had much more contentious conversations than that and not been accused of anything. Perhaps its the way you approach the conversation?

    i.e. "I'm not sure affirmative action is always a good thing" vs "companies keep giving all our jobs to minorities".

    Is it affirmative action though?

    Where companies employ people to fill quotas it's only an affirmative action from the perspective that a box is ticked.

    Not that best person for the job actually got the job, in the context big Tony us referring to:thumbsup:

  14. 3 hours ago, thommo2010 said:

    Been an excellent tournament bit gutted it finishes on Sunday. 


    I tipped Italy before it started and nothing I have seen so far has changed my mind, a 2 or 3 0 win for Italy on Sunday is my prediction.

    Italy look no better than England.  

  15. 1 hour ago, oooohtony said:

    What is lad or ladders culture then?

    I would class myself a “lad”

    Teenager in the 90s.

    Now a middle aged white straight guy who likes beer and football, motorsport, women and lots of other things that middle aged white men enjoy.

    Falling into that group  apparently means I have a head start in every sense.

    I am not black

    I am not LGBT

    I am not a woman

    I am not disabled.

    So by all counts I have it easier than anyone else.  Only problem is I dare not open my mouth these days for fear of offending someone.

    Imagine a recruitment process these days where all candidates were equal on ability and experience.  All equally suitable for the position.

    Me, a woman, a gay man, a black man and someone in a wheelchair.

    Guess who is the least likely to get the job?

    Not you if there is a quota to fill for the company.  Sad but true.

    I wouldn't employ you anyway but that's an aside.:thumbsup:

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  16. 17 hours ago, John Wright said:


    No. Social Media wasn’t around in the 80’s. But I’ve been abused from university until now for being gay. Stuff in post, through the door, phone calls at every hour of day and night, on the street, in the Manx and Uk media.  You weren’t here at the height. And it still happens.

    Just like BAME are abused or discriminated against or afforded less equal treatment every day of their lives. 

    Your problem is a total lack of insight into your casual racism, homophobia. You’re  just a misogynistic still trying to be a member of lad culture. And when you’re challenged you go into victim mode. And while you’re at it you’re mixing with/attracting support from some pretty distasteful right wing/libertarians who care nothing for journalistic integrity or freedom of anything - apart from their own ability to control the message.

    You’ve fallen a very long way.

    Don't get me wrong. It was your job to be a shock jock. I understand that. 

    Lad culture? You say that like it's a bad thing?

    We certainly don't want to disappear into a world of nothingness.  It's like a race to the bottom at the moment.  No one can say or do anything without someone being offended.

  17. Just now, doc.fixit said:

    Awareness of what you have in your a/cs, particularly  interest and being able to take what they consider unpaid tax? f you disagree, more fool you.

    Sorry, you think the tax office has direct access to your bank account data?

    Do tell, how can they just "take unpaid tax"?

  18. 8 hours ago, oooohtony said:

    Are we not counting fire and police as civil service?

    Get a promotion at 48. Retire at 50 on pension.  Return at 52 on pension and consultancy rate to do the same job you did before.

    Double bubble.  Winner winner, chicken dinner.

    6 figure income other no actual skills or qualifications.  Ding ding

    You're completely out of touch. 

    That isn't how it works.   Also, anyone that could "retire" at 50 gets hammered on what they get if they take the pension at that point.

    Fire Brigade and Police are not Civil Service. 


  19. 5 hours ago, doc.fixit said:

    I agree with your views on banking but not the Tynwald process, it's too easily manipulated. (Much the same as the banking process).

    One thing you didn't mention is the ease of access to one's finances by the authorities, always a bad thing even if there is nothing to hide, they intrude on our lives enough.

    What ease of access are you referring to?

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