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Originally posted by brindle
Talk about the best con of all time.Tv reception used to be free,then our elected officials in conjunction with our networks realized they could soak the public for big money under the guise of cable tv.After seeing how successful that easy scam was, charlie said to harry,lets take it one more level,yea thats it,i got it now,we will call it pay per view.Now in addition to a regular monthly bill,we will put things we know people really want to watch on pay per view.We have them by the balls.If you dont think there are meetings being run around the clock on how to take it to even another level of billing,call me about the property for sale in hillbilly kentucky,we can strike a deal.
Originally posted by lagenese
reply to post by brindle
I got rid of my television 10 years ago. I hate being subjected to mind programming. Even if tv were to be free, i would not watch it. So, do the best thing and put you tv on the sidewalk now!!. Don't worry, someone's gonna pick it up. Internet is the place to be IMO.
Just my 2 cents
Thanks,it really was a brilliant wasnt it,love the mask.
Originally posted by NWOnoworldorder
brilliant! this has been a bain of mine for many many years.
im from the u.k and we have to buty a tv liscence every year, £145.00 for a colour tv and £49.00 for a black and white straight there ...theres a problem i mean who watches black and white tv's nowadays? and is it even possible to buy black and white tvs now? but they know this and that is why its considerably less than the colour!
now when u buy a tv were talking at least a few hundred quid for a decent one, now bear in mind that in the uk we have 5 tv channels....u can buy a freeview box again another expenditure for some frankly extra s**t channels, or you have to have a contract with say virgin or sky to get some decent channels so again another expenditure....
now the reason us brits pay for a tv liscence is to fund the bbc!!...all the other channels fund themselves by advertising yet the bbc cant? or WONT why is that?? why should i have to fork out 145 quid annually for the privelage of watching cash in the attic and songs of praise?!
well i dont! i have never bought a tv liscence and never will...and i get HOUNDED with constant letters through my door and tv liscence inspectors threating me with 1000 quid fines and court proceedings...just cuz i dont have a liscence? they are like debt collectors...harrasing you!
if the population in the uk is 20 million...and they get 145.00 quid from every household...were talking A LOT of money just to fund the bbc?..GET LOST!! i refuse point blank to buy a liscence its ridiculous!
Then, one day, cable came along... The premise? Pay extra to watch premium programming WITHOUT commercials. Let's say that again... WITHOUT commercials.