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You need a license to watch TV in UK?!

 
 
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2018 01:11 am
@McGentrix,
McGentrix wrote:

Walter Hinteler wrote:

I scanned through the various tv-channels I get here and got a different programs ... as I did, when looking at the programs in your link.


Serious question Walter. Are you on drugs? Do you smoke a lot of weed and then post here?

You mean, I got a view on my tv and watched illusions due to some drugs? What about the others - proper UK-citizens who stay with us - who saw that?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2018 02:13 am
@McGentrix,
You can't argue against the points raised. You never4 have been able to. Paying for a TV licence is infinitely preferable to lousy over priced health care, carcinogenic food additives and having your children murdered by the NRA.

Get your priorities right.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2018 02:26 am
@Walter Hinteler,
And since it was a serious question, McG, I will answer it seriously as well:
today, it's my 35th anniversary of quitting drinking alcohol.
Besides smoking tobacco cigarettes, drinking coffee, and using prescribed drugs (medications) I've never used any others. I've been engaged in drug prevention since that time in various ways and different institutions.

izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2018 03:27 am
@Walter Hinteler,
He can't address your issues so he insults you. That's what Trump does so why would his lickspittles be any different.

Btw, I saw a really good programme with Romesh Ranganathan last night on BBC2.

McG probably reads TV guides officially sanctioned by Fox News so they won't be accurate because the truth is Socialist.



Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2018 05:30 am
@izzythepush,
Our guests wanted to watch 'Eastenders' (and did so) because the son of one of friends was said to be an actor in that episode (he wasn't).
McGentrix
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2018 07:21 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:

And since it was a serious question, McG, I will answer it seriously as well:
today, it's my 35th anniversary of quitting drinking alcohol.
Besides smoking tobacco cigarettes, drinking coffee, and using prescribed drugs (medications) I've never used any others. I've been engaged in drug prevention since that time in various ways and different institutions.


I didn't think you were taking drugs, but that was the only reason I could figure why you would write this:

Walter Hinteler wrote:

I scanned through the various tv-channels I get here and got a different programs ... as I did, when looking at the programs in your link.


You know that I am an American, you have stated such. You use the internet, so I assume you understand how that works. When we are talking about UK TV and I jot down some shows appearing on UK TV during prime viewing hours I fail to understand why you would mention that other programs are on in Germany where you live.

I don't get the relevance.

Why would you feel the need to mention that you have different programs in Germany than the UK? When looking at my link, how could you possibly see different shows? Maybe prime time is something else in Germany and you were looking at a different time. If I send this link, I assume you will open it and see the same thing I see. Same thing goes with TV guide for UK programming. There is no reason for you to see something else following the link I gave. The only thing I can think of iis that we were not looking at same time.

In America, Prime Time is 8pm to 11pm. As an American, I use that frame of reference. You, knowing I am an American, should know that I use that frame of reference. Also, being an American, I don't give a **** about what the rest of the world uses. So, I don't care what prime time is in Germany or UK. I will use the American frame of reference to frame my discussions.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2018 09:33 am
@McGentrix,
I get 8 UK tv programs live here (additionally to live BBC World and BBC News). ("Live" = at the same UTC as in the UK)

I did think that you used "Prime Time" in the way it is used in the USA.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2018 09:47 am
@Walter Hinteler,
I stopped watching soaps when my wife died.

Btw, McG is doing what he always does when he loses the argument, wrap himself in the American flag and claim any non American who disagrees with him is anti American. It's not even original, BillRM used to do it all the time.

I'm not anti American, I'm anti ugly American, the Trump supporters, the gun nuts who put their own selfish needs above the life of a child, the racists and their apologists. That's the America I despise.

Trump lost the popular vote, the majority of Americans are decent human beings who are as, (if not considerably more,) horrified as me by the way Trump is flushing their country's reputation down the shitter.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2018 10:08 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
I stopped watching soaps when my wife died.
I've watched the Eastenders only when I lived in the British neighbourhood here, 25 years ago, because in those days you could get the forces tv programs there.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2018 11:42 am
@Walter Hinteler,
I know Danny Dyer's in it because it's Danny Dyer. I don't know much else though.

I really like Danny Dyer.

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McGentrix
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2019 12:29 pm
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2019 12:33 pm
@McGentrix,
That's just someone's opinion. I'm not bothered about paying the fee. Our television is still the best in the World and BBC journalists are warmly greeted wherever they go, because they have a reputation for the truth.
ganeemead
 
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Reply Thu 7 Mar, 2019 06:51 pm
@Walter Hinteler,


What if I simply wanted to own a tv set to watch old Laurel/Hardy and Have Gun, Will Travel reruns on youtube in England?

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oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 7 Mar, 2019 07:27 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
BBC journalists are warmly greeted wherever they go, because they have a reputation for the truth.
That's just silly. The BBC are proven liars. They are the last place that anyone looks to for the truth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVBRHbOBXDw
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RABEL222
 
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Reply Fri 8 Mar, 2019 03:21 pm
@izzythepush,
Don't let these guys BS you Ozzy. Most Americans have to pay about $100 dollars a month for aright to watch TV. The ones who don't pay for dish and such pay about 20% more for groceries for the right.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 8 Mar, 2019 03:29 pm
@RABEL222,
I don't tend to read them. I think the BBC is worth funding although I don't know if a licence is the best way to do it. Not being paid for by taxation was intended to make it independent of government, to a certain extent it's worked. Although the Director General has to meet up with the Culture secretary every now and again.

As long as the agreed funding formula is stuck to I don't see why it can't come out of general taxation, and still keep its independence. It's been going for a long time, with a lot of old hands who hold certain principles dear.
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Baldimo
 
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Reply Fri 15 Mar, 2019 10:31 am
@RABEL222,
Quote:
Most Americans have to pay about $100 dollars a month for aright to watch TV.

Partially right, they choose to pay that much to watch cable or satellite TV. I cut the cord over 6 months ago and haven't had cable since. I paid $30 for a TV antenna that has an 80 mile range, I now get about 60 stations from across CO and WY, free of charge, no fee's no contracts.

Quote:
The ones who don't pay for dish and such pay about 20% more for groceries for the right.

How do you figure I'm paying 20% more for groceries because I don't have cable TV?
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RABEL222
 
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Reply Fri 15 Mar, 2019 03:29 pm
Because the cost of advertising is added to the cost of your groceries.
Baldimo
 
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Reply Fri 15 Mar, 2019 08:07 pm
@RABEL222,
Quote:
Because the cost of advertising is added to the cost of your groceries.

Wouldn't that go for everything I buy though? Cars, TV's and the such? I could get home delivery of milk and other dairy products from a local dairy, but their items are more expensive than the ones in the store.
RABEL222
 
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Reply Fri 15 Mar, 2019 09:20 pm
@Baldimo,
Finally I posted an answer you undetstood. Yes they all ad advertising costs which makes all that stuff cost more thus paying for t v.
 

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