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So on Saturday I can't cut me Mum's grass? Unless I charge her.

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4 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

It's not that fucking bad

Course not. It was probably something dilligaf said... 

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So a further community-based death announced, taking the local tally to 16 now. Abbotswood has apparently generated 47 cases alone.

There's quite a bit of coverage in tonight's Indy about Howard Quayle's dose, initially thought he was just a "bit run down" after working 100hr weeks but shortly afterwards it "floored" him, although he was apparently able to continue to work from home.

 Interestingly, a number of his working colleagues had also gone down with it.

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One thing about DA losing his cool a bit. It shows that the question had got to him?

Lost it a bit on the 'Repercusions against the Doc chaps comments. Not as tho the UK NHS have not been known to take action againsy whistleblowers, is it?

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2 hours ago, The Old Git said:

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If you're clever you can make it display 'BOOBS' and 'SHELLOIL' and some other stuff I've forgot

When I got my first calculator that's what they got used for and all I did for weeks on end. It was the equivalent of digital porn back in the day

 

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1 hour ago, Lxxx said:

What bullshit are you smelling?

It’s your’s. I can’t work you out. You came here, you loved it, you raved about it but you moaned like hell about the government. Then you moved away? You couldn’t see a good ending to here and left before it all went tits up. Now you’re back? Are you back? Now you think they’re doing a great job. So yes, I’m confused. 

Just for the record, I agree about the economy. I know we’re short of dosh and things need to get back to ‘normal’ (god help us) but I am struggling to find trust in a government that doesn’t appear to know what’s its doing from one day to the next. 

Only two weeks ago we were being prepared for a long lockdown. There were going to be many deaths and every one of us would lose a loved one or know someone who had.

We were told that we had enough money to keep everyone home for six months, to keep everyone safe. That safety and saving lives were more important than money right now.

Last week we were told that the peak of death and infection was going to be the 9th of May and we all had to stay safe and indoors until then  

Yesterday we were told by the CM that restrictions on movement were being relaxed and 4500 workers were to begin work on Friday.

Yesterday government ministers and the Speaker were complaining that this was all news to them and that this info had not been scrutinised by them or the upper chamber.

Today, despite the CM’s relaxation of staying home a chief medic who has been working every day since the 6th of March and who looked and sounded absolutely exhausted begged and pleaded with us to stay home for longer than has been suggested  

I know this is not an exact science. I am fully aware of that but I and others are also  getting the impression that even though it is not an exact science our government seem to be making a massive hash of getting info over to the general public and furthermore that it seems to have become a lot worse since the CM returned to the stand.

I’d like to have faith in them. Our lives are in their hands. Surely even you with your newly found pink tinted glasses can see that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up? 

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I got my results text back today, but it didn't make much sense to me.

What does 'Fido,  29 Acacia Road' mean?

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30 minutes ago, Declan said:

So on Saturday I can't cut me Mum's grass? Unless I charge her.

Yes, but only after you’ve found someone to fuck about with in nature.

Fair’s fair and all that. 

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8 minutes ago, Albert Tatlock said:

I got my results text back today, but it didn't make much sense to me.

What does 'Fido,  29 Acacia Road' mean?

It depends what the test results are. Is it distemper or rabies? :lol:

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33 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

. Abbotswood has apparently generated 47 cases alone.

Imagine if it was because a staff member had a dodgy pizza delivery when home

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2 hours ago, NoTail said:

I got the impression from today's briefing that social distancing etc is going to carry on from "many months". That includes closed borders. If that is correct I envisage the IoM declaring bankruptcy within a couple of months. 

Most people in business here can work perfectly well remotely or else are trading with each other.

One good thing to come out of this crisis may well be a significant reduction in business travel and flights in particular. All over the world.

 

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8 minutes ago, ecobob said:

It’s your’s. I can’t work you out. You came here, you loved it, you raved about it but you Maine’s about the government. Then you moved away? You couldn’t see a good ending to here and left before it all went tits up. Now you’re back? Are you back? Now you think they’re doing a great job. So yes, I’m confused. 

Just for the record, I agree about the economy. I know we’re short of dosh and things need to get back to ‘normal’ (god help us) but I am struggling to find trust in a government that doesn’t appear to know what’s its doing from one day to the next. 

Only two weeks ago we were being prepared for a long lockdown. There were going to be many deaths and every one of us would lose a loved one or know someone who had.

We were told that we had enough money to keep everyone home for six months, to keep everyone safe. That safety and saving lives were more important than money right now.

Last week we were told that the peak of death and infection was going to be the 9th of May and we all had to stay safe and indoors until then  

Yesterday we were told by the CM that restrictions on movement were being relaxed and 4500 workers were to begin work on Friday.

Yesterday government ministers and the Speaker were complaining that this was all news to them and that this info had not been scrutinised by them or the upper chamber.

Today, despite the CM’s relaxation of staying home a chief medic who has been working every day since the 6th of March and who looked and sounded absolutely exhausted begged and pleaded with us to stay home for longer than has been suggested  

I know this is not an exact science. I am fully aware of that but I and others are also  getting the impression that even though it is not an exact science our government seem to be making a massive hash of getting info over to the general public and furthermore that it seems to have become a lot worse since the CM returned to the stand.

I’d like to have faith in them. Our lives are in their hands. Surely even you with your newly found pink tinted glasses can see that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up? 

You don't need to work me out.

If the government fucks up I'll say it. If I don't believe they have then I'll back them. There's no exact science to it. I'll judge as I find.

I think the permanent administration of the island (politicians come and go but nothing really changes) were taking and will take the island into financial ruin. That hasn't changed, albeit it may have been expedited due to the current situation.

On the subject of the lockdown I think relaxing restrictions tomorrow is a huge call but ultimately, on balance, possibly the right one. Only time will tell of course. 

It's no more complex than that really. I'm backing this decision just as I've criticised others. 

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I don't think any of the relaxed regulations should cause a problem at all? This is really a balancing act, trying to balance people's mental health and financial wellbeing with their bodily health and wellbeing. Providing people are sensible, which they are still legally bound to be, then there shouldn't be an issue. 

I heard a joiner on the phone saying it was impossible for him to work exercising social distancing as the workers have to travel to work together in the van and they work too closely together?? Well the answer is simple, don't go to work in the same vehicle and don't go to work at all if you can't keep your distance, it's not hard to understand!

All of the same restrictions apply to everyone, except that you can go out in the fresh air a bit more, relieving the locked in feeling, providing that we keep our distance as previously. 

We do have a low number of cases, we would soon know if people are not behaving responsibly, there's plenty of people on Faceache to let everyone know!   

 

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1 hour ago, ellanvannin2010 said:

I partly agree with you except that I am not sure they have clearly told the vulnerable that nothing has changed for them. They are the most at risk so it would be sensible to keep them out of harms way and let the rest get on with a more normal life. The needs of the many etc.

Everybody considered vulnerable (including everyone over 70) was sent a two sided letter telling them to stay at home for twelve weeks. It explained that the conditions of lockdown will change, but they must stay at home for their own good. 

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