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Posts posted by TerryFuchwit

  1. 23 minutes ago, Apple said:

    Great idea. I would vote for her. It would be great to have someone who knows how the DHSC should be run.

    What's not to lose ?

    On what basis do you think she would be great at running a department and health care delivery strategy with a budget of 220m or so a year?

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  2. 6 minutes ago, horatiotheturd said:

    I think the important thing there is not to give a shit about what a few women (with precious little better to do clearly) think about a subject they don't understand. 

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  3. 23 minutes ago, horatiotheturd said:

    Yes, but point I was trying to make was how was it OK last March to have untrained people self injecting into muscles at home and now when the rest of the world are happy to use sports halls and curtains we apparently need plasterboard and ceilings and skirting boards for infection control.


    Injecting B12 and vaccinations really are not the same thing.

    Really, some people are so fucking miserable and short sighted.

    Vaccinations are going to be happening for many months.  A number of front line people working long hours to help others.  Yet you'd put them in a cowshed if it saved a few quid? Seriously , sort yourself out.

    Stop worrying about the rest of world. It doesn't matter.  It isnt a race and it isn't a competition to see who can set up the cheapest shittiest environment to deliver it in either.

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  4. 36 minutes ago, horatiotheturd said:

    The figures aren't a secret, that are updated every 90 minutes on the gov website.

    We would be less for first jabs, higher for 2nd than the UK nations

    I'm unsure as to the obsession with how quickly the UK countries do it and as to what cost.

    It's irrelevant whether the Isle of Man is quicker or slower really.  If people are that bothered fuck off and live in the UK.  You'll get vaccinated slightly quicker.  Which will be great when you contract Covid a lot quicker too.

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  5. 4 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

    Yes I'm sure that every other country in the World will have not gone ahead without the skirting boards.

    This isn't just about costs (though if the Airport cost £140K, I shudder to think what the bill for Chester Street will be), it's about delay as well.  We were self-admittedly lucky with the last outbreak, if we had been in the situation of Guernsey (231 active cases yesterday) then there would have a lot of vulnerable people without protection who could have had it while the DoI farted about.

    I think that's a little over dramatic.

    Given we have no one in hospital I think the "delay" has no real implications or material risks.

    Also, given the actual volume of vaccination we have it would appear and delay didnt really set us back any material time frame.

    The reality is the borders are essentially shut, hardly anyone is going anywhere for probably 4 months at least, by which time we will be a long way down the road of vaccination of everyone who wants it.


  6. 3 minutes ago, Declan said:

    I wonder how the guy talking about "three long weeks of lockdown" looks to the rest of the BBC North West region.

    Well I suppose it'll depend on which demographic of the region see it.

    I would imagine there will be a mixed response.   The people abiding by the restrictions wanting to get out of the mess probably think "i wish we could get a grip of it with everyone chipping in like the IOM has".  The other section will be spitting vile and venom.  Whilst being the sort that travelled from one county to another, circumventing their tier 4 restrictions, to get a pint and a meal.

  7. On 1/29/2021 at 1:54 PM, WTF said:

    almost,  try this, defa used taxpayers money to set up and equip a couple of sites so that they can charge a peppercorn rent to some recently early retired ex civil servants so they can top up on their gravy allowance.??

    Where and who?

  8. 17 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

    Didn't Eddie Teare rule this out in one of his Budgets a few years back? Unsuitable for the IoM or something?

    I can't see how you can stop someone.

    You can release equity in a number of ways.  But certainly there is no restriction on who can buy your house.

    All you are really doing is selling your house and renting it back.  In a way when you initially take a mortgage from a bank that's all you are doing really.

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  9. 11 minutes ago, bonatti said:

    What exactly are the U.K. doing wrong with their vaccination program?

    They seem to be getting the job done rather well.

    I'm not really saying they are or aren't.   I'm just pointing out that they shouldn't be used as the benchmark for perfect execution of anything.

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  10. 5 minutes ago, asitis said:

    about the same as the Government ... none ! However I do have a lot of life experience of using common sense, of getting things done, and working to a budget with a list of priorities. Vaccinating the population means injecting everyones upper arm, not open heart surgery, so to achieve that, is all that is required ! I am anti UK too but they have had to think outside the box, so many places have been successfully pressed into service at little cost and great efficiency.

    Certainly if I were asked to inject people in their upper arm, my first thought would not have been which building company can I spend 140k with !!

    Oh dear. Never mind.

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  11. 2 minutes ago, asitis said:

    It is, it seems commendable the way it is working, but that does not detract from the fact it could have been done much cheaper and much quicker by using re useable equipment. It has cost 140k I understand so far, there will be expenses to remove it and return the airport to normal eventually etc etc. So whilst I applaud the way it is working it could have been done for the 40K not 140. The sum of the wasted money on various matters on the island could go a long way towards solving some of the social ills the don't have members of society suffer !!

    What experience do you have of mass vaccination of populations out of interest?

    Before you mention it, please don't hold the UK up as some shining beacon in this exercise.  We've seen how poorly virtually everything in the uk has been done.

  12. 4 hours ago, AcousticallyChallenged said:

    I think, as evidenced by Guernsey, we needed some way to work out how much it had spread, and who it had spread to. Whilst acting to limit that spread just in case.

    I think that equally, we got incredibly lucky, with a fairly small group of people actually catching it and passing it on.

    We keep hearing the word "lucky" bandied about.   Perhaps it wasn't luck, rather a decisive movement from government that got things under control.

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  13. 38 minutes ago, quilp said:

    Mrs Q has her first jab at the airport today, ahead of a scheduled brain-op at Walton. The appointment was for 12.20. We arrived at 12.10, I parked up in the free car park, loads of spaces, stewards directing cars to the empty lots, she went over and was actually out at 12.20. No queue, no 15 minutes observation and she was impressed, said the whole episode, not just for her, was seamless and very professional. 

    Really?  Apparently it's all a massive wastr.of money according to some.

  14. 1 hour ago, John Wright said:

    I think you’ll find they were open at the airport yesterday and today and they did 400 each day. Equivalent to 520.000 a day  in UK terms.

    I wouldn't let the facts get in the way of a good dose of uninformed BS.

  15. 1 hour ago, Keiran Hannifin said:




    http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=50662&headline=Govt has big history of reports that go nowhere&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2019


    Also. If you investigate per 1000 people, the highest rates in England are Blackpool and Manchester. Our numbers are higher.


    I am planning on releasing a full report and my intentions and thoughts on how we could fix it. I just need more info and I need to be able to speak to a few people face to face. 

    Covid has made data collection even slower than usual. 

    This report tends to suggest Suicide rates are give or take the same as the UK. Not twice the amount:

    http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=51993&headline='Explore' internet use of those at risk of suicide&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2019



  16. 3 minutes ago, Boris Johnson said:

    It does not need to look and smell like a big city in China to be very poor air, full of carcinogens, trust me I have seen the details and that was over 15 years ago, lots more knackered diesel vehicles on the roads now.

    I would hope that is why they are building a much bigger test centre, we need at lease emission tests yearly on vehicles.

    I'd have to disagree there in general.

    Sure, there are some offenders on the road.  I reported one recently as it was churning out so much crap it was choking to follow it.

    I'm also sure if you examine the air quality on Peel Road it wouldn't be great.  As with any busy road of slow moving traffic.

    But in the general the quality of air on the island is as you would expect it to be. Fine.

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  17. 4 minutes ago, Boris Johnson said:

    In Asia they don't wear masks to protect themselves, they wear them because its good manners not to infect others. That is what I am getting at. We should change our Me Me Me mindset and wear them for the same reason.

    ETA Especially on the island because the air quality is that bad here the gov wont release the figures, think about that.

    Bad air quality?  You've clearly not travelled extensively if you think there is anything wrong with the air quality here.

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  18. 1 minute ago, Beer Boy said:

    No that’s the point. Class 2 NI is the requirement for support - therefore those not paying won’t get the support. However there’s nothing illegal in paying minimum NI and taking dividends but you will lose out on pension etc AND you won’t be eligible for government support in lockdown. One of then issues this MHK has raised is that people who settle their tax at the end of the year (legitimately) aren’t getting support but are doing nothing wrong - hence better education required. 

    Why are people not paying class two by direct debit each month? It's basic stuff.

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