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  1. Oh dear. Seems tin foil hatters abound on this forum, I hadn't realised.
  2. Irrelevant. A cold isn't lethal and the flu only kills about 0.1%, covid has a much higher rate. One reason to report positive results is to try to work out the fatality and serious illness risk, amongst other reasons.
  3. The government are currently asking that people report positive tests for public health surveillance purposes. This is a unique situation and if reporting helps in any way, why wouldn't one report. If your entire family cba that says everything i need to know about you and your family.
  4. Who says there is no data? Some people may not report a positive test but in my own circle, everybody has reported theirs. Some people are lazy nomarks, who feel a frisson of excitement bursting through their tiny minds at the rebellion of not reporting, but most aren't. Most probably still report.
  5. Will the crogga license be extended if need be ? They have less than 2 years on it I think. Can't see many investors if it won't! Good decision all round and good to see we have so many politicians who are in tune with the public. Whose main concern is climate change and doing all we can to negate our impact.
  6. Are you serious?? You call Manx Radio the "Nation's Propaganda Mouthpiece" (NPM for short), but call the pathetic paper rag by it's full name?? At least Manx Radio have proper interviews, commentary, coverage of events, phone in shows, hourly news reports. The 'paper' is a bloody joke. The "Nation's Propaganda Trash Mag" (NPTM for short).
  7. If the point is to protect others from your germs, then what you're describing doesn't lessen the effectiveness much. Most people with covid will now wear a mask when out for that reason (anecdotally).
  8. 100%. Can't understand the madness of not putting the trams on the sea side. It would be so much nicer on the trams with just the view over the beach and walkway, instead of being stuck in traffic. And the section where the trams actually cross over the traffic at Broadway, horse first? The whole design is so wrong.
  9. It's a shame. A little bit more Manxness lost to Englishness.
  10. 🤣 that doesn't say anywhere that burning branches in your garden is illegal 🤣 Because it isn't.
  11. They are storage heaters so they draw electric during the night when it is cheaper and are very efficient to run.
  12. Yes I know a few people who have removed their central heating and just use electric radiators or heaters. Much cheaper and ecologically beneficial.
  13. None of that stops anyone from installing one though, does it?
  14. Cyclists are always falling foul of the tram lines, so signage makes sense doesn't it?
  15. The vaccine works very well and stops people from suffering really badly and maybe dying. It doesn't stop people being infected though.
  16. It is rife at the moment. I know several people who have it for the first time. Some have suffered badly, having to take a full week off work, some not too bad, just a couple of bad cold type days. Others I know are now on their third infection in 12 months. I also think they should offer a booster to anyone who wants one really.
  17. An electric combi boiler will heat your home and water. Combine with solar panels for the win. The EU are making all property owners renovate their buildings to at least Class F, so I expect we will do that too at some point. Probably 40 or 50 years after the EU does 🙄 I agree with Clare too, it beggars belief that new builds are not including alternatives at this late stage.
  18. Pretty much every country in the world produces a good chunk of their power from renewables. Except the Isle of Man. Which hasn't bothered at all. People moan about China but they are heavily investing in clean energy and produce about 40% of their electricity from renewables.
  19. Good on the lot of them. Frankly glad someone has the guts to make a stand, I'm all for every bit of law breaking they can come up with. It's all about publicity and getting people talking. They have succeeded in those aims today.👌
  20. So unvaccinated can enter with a negative test? It seems like that's the easiest way then, whether vaccinated or not!
  21. Do you have to be vaxxed to enter spain if over 12 then? I have unvaxxed friends who went recently so presume not. Going myself soon and wasn't aware I needed online proof of vaccination status
  22. No, the point I am making is that high parking charges impact unfairly and proportionally higher on lower income individuals and those of lesser means who haven't got big houses with off road parking. @Joebean, I totally agree with you. DBC for example fund a golf course, sporting facilities, swim pools, children's facilities etc yet look down their noses at people enjoying the outdoors by way of their motorhomes. I agree it's great we have councillors posting here, but to see one smugly mentioning of potential plans to stop residential parking whilst also being part of stopping parking in car parks kind of beggars belief and shows the attitude motorhome owners face.
  23. Actually I think all parking should be cheap or free because vehicle owners already pay tax, which should include being able to park. Parking should be provided as standard. I also don't see why those well off enough to own homes with large drives should get free parking for any number of vehicles, whilst flat dwellers have to pay. DBC needs to remember it is there to provide services to rate payers. It seems too many councils forget this, let's ban people with dogs, motorhomes ,playing football, cycling, basically lets ban everyone who wants to use facilities because we might get complaints if they use it! Better let everything sit empty and unused, like all the parks in inner Douglas.
  24. Raffles


    So far it all seems a massive over reaction. They closed the mountain road overnight for no reason at all and it is still sunny with no breeze around. They forecast 10cm of snow overnight, none fell. It's like 'storm Dudley' all over again
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