Product placement is making inroads on the old BBC. Advertising by stealth, just like a lot of our taxation is by sstealth. The ops question was is
the US become more like the UK and I would say the answer to that is no, the UK is becoming more like the US. We are becoming a nation of fat ignorant
Apparently there is a law that if they wanted to enforce it would make everyone who plays their cd player in their car with their window open so that
passers by can hear it, have a tv/radio license as they are deemed to be broadcasting to the public. Also in the workplace with no tv's if they are
playing a radio and a member of the public can walk in and hear it they need a tv license.
You're refering to performing rights which isn't a licensing issue. If you want to play music to members of the public you must pay a fee to some
group (PRS iirc) that represents artists of the music industry. No such crap for tv as anyone using one for live broadcasts must have a valid tv
Yes Quackers you are right it is the PRS people who have been harassing us to get a license
but so far we have been denying everything and paying nothing. We all pay for our TV licenses so to me this
is as much as we are prepared for them to squeeze out of us.
The USA became the new UK following WW2. The UK went broke paying for the 2nd industrial war in 50 years and lost the empire. The UK has been living
in a credit funded fantasy for many years.
The USA took over the imperial mantle and benefited hugely from being one of the few industrialised countries that wasn't ravaged by the war.
The USA is now broke due to its own imperial over reach and is badly needing to go through the same period of retrenchment and adjustment as the UK
did in the post war years. Unfortunately there is no easy choice for the baton to be handed to (fascist china not withstanding) and an almost total
unwillingness to admit reality.
There are 2 other choices for the baton, and that's India and Brazil. Considering how much backing various US leaders have in Brazil (oil, people
were fussing about Obama's links to Brazilian oil companies when he put the moratorium on deep water drilling), and the lack of talk about Brazil,
I'd say that there's contention with China for the spot. Dunno much about our links to India.
We get to own guns, and ammo... So, in that regard I'd say no, we're not becoming the New Britain. If that were to be taken away, I'm pretty sure
we'd stand up and fight for that basic right to defend ourselves, at least I would.
we cant own guns in the UK, but only because for the past god knows how many years our government have been afraid of an uprising, and if we dont have
guns its going to be very easy to control that sort of situation
Well you've got BBC 1, 1 HD, 2, 3, BBC HD, BBC Alba, and countless radio stations. I wish there was a way to not receive all BBC stations, and get
around licensing, but since it's a billion pound income for them, there's no way they'd drop it
We can own guns, its just that the process of legaly owning a firearm is far more complicated than in the US where any inbred redneck retard can own
as many as they like. Not that I'm for outright gun control but we at least attempt to determine a persons competence first.
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