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31 minutes ago, Cambon said:

Of course poverty increased last year. The fact that they were contacted by only 500 or so people at a time of very high unemployment and generally reduced income is actually fantastic. In normal times, very few on the Island are in long term poverty. Most people go through blips at some time in their lives. But if you think there is a problem on the IOM with long term poverty, you are even more deluded than I thought. 

If you don’t think there’s a problem with poverty in the Isle of Man then you are more delusional than your posts suggest.

Theres a massive problem with poverty, a lot of children are underprivileged, don’t get much food etc. Some of this is driven by addiction which is another issue due to minimal mental health provision.

Perhaps if you got off your arse & volunteered at some charities like some of us do you would appreciate the issues rather than listen to your beloved Howard!!

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13 minutes ago, Banker said:

If you don’t think there’s a problem with poverty in the Isle of Man then you are more delusional than your posts suggest.

Theres a massive problem with poverty, a lot of children are underprivileged, don’t get much food etc. Some of this is driven by addiction which is another issue due to minimal mental health provision.

Perhaps if you got off your arse & volunteered at some charities like some of us do you would appreciate the issues rather than listen to your beloved Howard!!

Poverty is a problem world wide, including here. I said that above. In your own post you mention what a couple of the problems are. Do you think throwing money and food at those problems is going to help? I don't. Those problems need tackling at the source, not the result. 

And don't try and lecture me on charities! 

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9 minutes ago, Cambon said:

Poverty is a problem world wide, including here. I said that above. In your own post you mention what a couple of the problems are. Do you think throwing money and food at those problems is going to help? I don't. Those problems need tackling at the source, not the result. 

And don't try and lecture me on charities! 

You haven’t got a clue as your posts show.

Money is required to tackle the problems at source, read the recent threads on mental health.

If you’ve ever been near a charity dealing with poverty, addiction, deprivation  I would be very surprised .

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18 minutes ago, Nom de plume said:

Tomorrow ;0)

Prepare to be dissapointed.  With half the island thinking whatever they announce is not enough and the other half thinking it isn't enough.

Can't see them announcing anything that everyone is happy with, and the fearful will continue to influence to such an extent that the rest of us still end up stuck without viable travel options.

Just my thoughts.  Hope I am wrong and they just announce a clear route forward that sees us fully open ASAP and that they have been in consultation with airlines over recent months and that more routes are coming online with subsidised fares.

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9 minutes ago, Happier diner said:

Is the gef website the worst presented website ever made?

Good content, lousy presentation. Trying to be too cool?

No. Just shit.

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Doormatt Hancock on Marr this am stated that the decision on ending restrictions come the 21st June will be made on the 14th June. Because of the variant from India giving cause for concern plus any others that might come our way inbetween times.

Amusingly Marr put up the figures for the seven day average cases per million on the 9th April which showed Pakistan at 21, Bangladesh at 42 and India at 84. Pakistan and Bangladesh went straight on the red list but not India. According to Hancock they were the wrong figures. 

Cue waffle about how robust the border systems are but unfortunately a member of the Border Force had written about how much relies on trust and in any event the Indian Variant was already being passed on by community transmission.

The bottom line is no matter how much Hancock bangs on about how sound the border controls are variants are still getting through. Presumably they will continue to do so as well.

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1 hour ago, Happier diner said:

Is the gef website the worst presented website ever made?

Good content, lousy presentation. Trying to be too cool?

There are actually a lot worse out there - Gef is only medium dreadful.  Actually it's improved a little over time - I seem to remember everything being in an awful manual typewriter imitation font, that was painful to read.  Though it's possible that preventing you from reading was intentional, given what the content was like at the time.  You were just meant to look at it and feel cool in a sort of sub-hipster way.

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43 minutes ago, P.K. said:

Doormatt Hancock on Marr this am stated that the decision on ending restrictions come the 21st June will be made on the 14th June. Because of the variant from India giving cause for concern plus any others that might come our way inbetween times.

Amusingly Marr put up the figures for the seven day average cases per million on the 9th April which showed Pakistan at 21, Bangladesh at 42 and India at 84. Pakistan and Bangladesh went straight on the red list but not India. According to Hancock they were the wrong figures. 

Cue waffle about how robust the border systems are but unfortunately a member of the Border Force had written about how much relies on trust and in any event the Indian Variant was already being passed on by community transmission.

The bottom line is no matter how much Hancock bangs on about how sound the border controls are variants are still getting through. Presumably they will continue to do so as well.

Whatever happened to the Brazil variant or South Africa variant that everyone was so worried about?

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1 hour ago, Banker said:

2 weeks of no new cases with a lot of friends, families etc arriving & all having 2 tests is good news which will hopefully lead to more easing as hospital not overwhelmed as predicted by some.

https://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/two-weeks-of-no-new-coronavirus-cases/

It is good news, however I will be amazed if Comin does not play wait and see for at least another week before confirming (or pulling) the one day isolation scheduled for 1st June, so they can see what happens in the NW and the UK in general. My bet is that the Indian variant ends up being as disruptive to the roadmap as the Brazil and South African variants and that everything opens as normal. We can then just look at the world map and play guess the next variant location.

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