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Posts posted by TerryFuchwit

  1. 2 hours ago, Beelzebub3 said:

    The "planters" have now got a wheel on each corner and are removable at all times of the night/day, and also act as a natural traffic calming mechanism, quite a coup for the DOI to come up with and let the residents sort out their own traffic calming by parking on the highway.

    The planters have and did nothing for traffic flow other than make life difficult for buses.

    Nothing has changed.  The parking is shite all over the road (people seem to be allergic to using their driveways) and it's still a rabbit run flying up and down it at various speeds depending on the day or night.

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  2. 3 hours ago, cheesypeas said:

    Not really the point I was making though. Is the extra 1% really worth the extra isolation any way?

    Oh, and if Qantas need confirmation I've had a jab, how do I give them that proof ! What happens when easyJet ask for the same?

    They won't. 

  3. 2 hours ago, Nom de plume said:

    Lots of chat surrounding the teachers (Years 11 & 13 students) isolating for 14 days in January, kids missing more school in an already **^*ed up educational year.


    How do you mean? Why would they be isolating in January?

  4. 20 minutes ago, Barlow said:

    Well after some late night Thursday shopping we did fancy a pint.

    It's very nice inside but to be met at the door by two bouncers/thugs/security who you either metaphorical speaking 'sucked their dick' on the way in or be subjected to constantly be stared at, I would describe this pub as Jaks with Shamrocks.


  5. 28 minutes ago, Roxanne said:

    What I actually said was that paedophilia was just one of the risks children grow up with.  It's the truth. It's also, compared with other risks, small by comparison.

    Yes, it's abhorrent but the reaction to this comparatively small risk has resulted in a huge change to society that wasn't necessary - the 'Stranger Danger' campaign for example which led to children being drilled into avoiding strangers and those same strangers being wary of any social interaction with young children.  This despite it being statistically proven that the main danger to children comes from those known to them and in the family home.

    It led to children not being allowed out to play, not being allowed to walk to and from school and now we have a generation of children stuck at home on devices - so that worked out well didn't it.?

    The roads are clogged with cars as parents drive their children to and from school and our children are getting fatter due to lack of exercise - so that worked out well too then. Millions of children disadvantaged in order to save the one/two cases of child abduction that may have occurred in a year.

    There seems to be a growing phenomenon that if one questions the methods of detection of paedophiles then one must be a supporter of paedophilia. It's a hysterical view, it's dangerous and it's wrong. It's quite possible to give an opposing view while at the same time being abhorred by the act itself.

    It's a hugely emotive subject and that is why we place our trust in the highly trained and skilled personnel who are able to work objectively and not let emotion get in the way of the job in hand.

    Ordinary well-meaning people are not, in my opinion, the people to do this work.

    And as to your phrase

    I did not say that, I would never say that and that you have quoted me a saying that just proves my point that in this highly emotive and highly charged subject  untrained, well-meaning, highly emotional members of the public can't stick to the facts and will alter the evidence to suit their agenda.

    I think you need to remember the sort of person you are responding to here.

  6. 10 minutes ago, motormouth mabel said:

    I Just listened to the CEO of Quing  Alan Graham Clucas, given hours of time to complain about every charity and govt dept involved with mental health and addiction on the Island, at one of these committees looking into mental health. Massive delusions of grandeur.   They should really be checking out his background before recommending him to those that are the most vulnerable in our society. He's not all he claims to be!

    How do you mean?

  7. 3 minutes ago, Viddy well said:

    To summarise.

    The reason it is bad that a guy was intercepted who thought it was okay to send somebody's daughter pictures of his genitals is:

    Max Power - because vigilantes have too much time on their hands.
    Barlow - the OP used hyperbole so it's not worth discussing.
    Roxanne - it's an everyday risk of growing up these days, besides some kids get worse things than indecent pictures.
    Gladys - it wasn't really a twelve year old in this case.
    Apple - we should really consider which brand of pedophilia we are talking about.
    Kopek - what about the vigilantes, there's something wrong with them isn't there?
    Gladys - The chap was lured because the so-called 12 year old was precocious.
    Apple - here's a BBC article that says we shouldn't judge pedophiles so harshly because it's not their fault.
    Teapot - what about the vigilantes, there's something wrong with them isn't there?
    TerryFuchwit - it's worse in the UK.
    RogerMexico - danger that pedophile hunters will get into conversations with actual 12 year olds they're trying to protect.

    Those are your collective arguments.


    All valid too.

  8. 1 minute ago, Non-Believer said:

    I'm simply stating what I believe to be facts. The vast majority are voted in on parochial, parish pump, community issues and agendas. As you've highlighted with Rob Callister.

    Whether this is enough of a grounding to be dealing with national and any international-related issues is the question. We have runaway public sector staffing and costs (the PO now too post a £500k loss despite 8 months of delivering lockdown online shopping) that at least two administrations have now failed to address despite identifying and confirming. Personally I don't think it matters who gets voted in now, because they're not in control, neither through natural ability nor through being allowed to be. The Island's governance needs some impartial external oversight.

    That's ridiculous.   When we get external oversight (the Michaels report for example) what we end up with is another layer of expensive none income producing compliance to deal with.

    You are going to struggle to attract top class talent into politics with the salaries on offer.  So in the meantime you'll have to settle for your Callisters etc.

    If you subscribe to the theory that the civil servants run the island then the real issue if getting the right talent into the upper echelons.  That's the real challenge.

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  9. 35 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

    What experience do any of them have in the management of national political matters before they're voted in? Very little, Dr Allinson did one term with Ramsey Commissioners. Quayle I don't know about, but they all make wondrous promises on the doorstep, few of which have any foundation in reality because policy is then formed by the Chief Minister, unelected by the public. But none of them at that stage have any experience of national or international political matters - they have to learn on the job. Some learn quicker than others...others are just downright dangerous and shouldn't be allowed anywhere near it.

    But they weren't elected for those reasons. Who of the electorate voted for HQ because they thought he'd make a CM? None.

    What's the answer then?  It's a democracy.  Anyone can stand.  Regardless of background.  

    What sort of people do you want in? Business leaders? Lawyers? Who ticks your boxes? Apart from no one really because crtisicising is easier.

    Campaigns for election is about your beliefs and what you want to do.  I guess a number get elected believing they'll walk in on the Monday morning and click their fingers and sort everything.  But it isnt like that.

    To ensure election for another term the key is how you interact with your voters on a personal level.  Im no fan of Mr. Callister but he will sail back in for Onchan.  Because he does the small time touchy feely stuff well.  Not because he's any good at managing anything or putting civil servants where they need to be.

  10. 34 minutes ago, Gladys said:

    I think the point I am trying to make, unsuccessfully,  is that these actions by untrained, unlicensed and unregulated people are fraught with difficulty.  The biggest difficulty is if their action actually leads to an offender not being prosecuted due to the methods they use.  It really is not to be encouraged. The best course is to pass whatever your suspicions are to the police.  As we have seen, often the wrong person can be targeted.



    I agree.   These self appointed vigilantes don't help hugely.


  11. 1 hour ago, Neil Down said:

    In the last couple of years, there has been over a dozen cases. This does not take into account those that don't get caught

    Yes but statistically that isn't as bad as the uk.  There isn't an especially higher percentage here.  It isn't "full" of them.

  12. 11 minutes ago, John Wright said:

    However most of the challenger banks have no appetite for perceived offshore risk. I used Metro for business banking for 7 years after a huge fall out with IoM Bank.

    Customer Service was good. Their app was great. Their “shops” were good if I was near one.

    However they wrote in March asking me to close because they had decided to no longer offer banking to Manx or CI residents. The writing was on the wall as they’d already introduced a £100 a month admin charge ( because I was offshore business ) but had rebated after I complained. 

    Id banked with IoM Bank since I was 15, as a uni student, personally and through all my practices.

    It's a bit of a shame really but banking is changing in response to habits.

    I've used my bank face to face a handful of times  in 20 years.   Mortgages mainly.

    Charging will become more prevalent for everyone too.


  13. 59 minutes ago, Apple said:

    I don't know Helix, I have heard of several breaches of GDPR in the health services this year that have been admitted to. As they have been 'self confessed' I think the Information Commissioner has taken a light view?


    Mistakes happen.

    In the main itsno big deal.  So a light view is exactly what should be taken.

  14. 9 hours ago, Uhtred said:

    I’d still like to know why there’s a need to inflate the salary bill by £3.5 million just to kick-start our health ‘transformation’. 

    Why wouldn't there be? It's essentially a separate thing.  Born out of the Michaels report.  Were people expecting what amounts to an audit report to produce less layers and red tape?

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