20 posts • joined Friday 17th July 2009 23:29 GMT
How do they actually catch anyone not paying the license?
I have lived in the UK for 18 years now. In that time I have never had a tv or license and on average receive once a month a letter saying get a tv license or else, you must take immediate action. I now immediately put it in the bin and assume I have complied with their request. In the early days I used to contact them and tell them I had no tv. It made no difference. Generally after 5 months of increasing hysterical letters they send one saying they have opened an investigation then a follow up saying they have authorized an inspector to call on me. Nothing happens, they stop writing letters for 2 - 3 months and they it all starts again.
In the last 18 years they have actually sent an inspector around 5 times
Twice I wasn't home and they just left a nasty letter saying if we had caught you you would be in trouble.
Once I opened the door wearing nothing be a condom and said it better be good you just pulled me out of my girlfriend. Inspector looked embarrassed and left.
Twice he has said tv licensing nothing to worry about, I just said you are right there and closed the door in his face. He hung around outside for out 10 minutes staring through my kitchen window with an expression on his face like a puppy that has just been kicked and doesn't know why.
In all this time they have never even bothered to find out my name or get a warrant to search my house. With this level of efficiency how to they catch people.
Re: If this is true...
They are already slaughtering each other for control of resources and have been for a long time.
America & Britain murder their way through the Middle East to steal oil, maybe started in the 1950s with the overthrow and murder of the democratically elected leader in Iran just so that BP could keep control of the oil.
Israel murders their way through Palestine partly to fulfil their imagined religious destiny but mostly to steal water because the Palestinians have it and they don't.
A side effect of these wars is to reduce population. Britain, America maybe Israel have dumped thousands of tons of Depleted Uranium throughout the Middle East during their wars, which leads to massive rises in birth defects, cancers, death, disability and will keep right on killing for the next 10,000 years at least. Seems our "civilized" western nations are already doing something to get rid of what they perceive to be surplus and inferior populations.
Re: TV Licensing RSoles
They have been doing this to me for 8 years now. They demand I take prompt action. I promptly put their letter in the bin. They have only visited once, I opened the door wearing nothing but a condom and told him that he had just pulled me out of my girlfriend and that it had better be important. The look on his face was priceless. No inspector has ever been back but they continue with the hysterical and threatening letters. As I have no TV I see no point in wasting my time with this crap.
Re: I laugh at these simple "security" scenarios :(
I have a friend who works in a place with this sort of security. Every 2 months she changes her password 24 times in one day to clear the usage limits then reuses the password she started with and carries on. Not good but better than writing it down on a post it note.
@No such thing as an Anonymous Coward
Check the following it is all easy to verify:-
Which part of Poland has murdered tens thousands of German civilians with full support from Britain especially the British bankers do you not understand?
On March 31, 1939, Poland received a blank check from England, which unilaterally offered to guarantee her sovereignty; not only if Germany invaded Poland, but also if Poland invaded Germany! This merely served to stiffen Polish resistance to Hitler’s genuine desire to achieve a permanent solution of all outstanding issues emanating from the Treaty of Versailles.
During the next five months the Polish government progressively intensified the oppression, harassment of and attacks on the 1.5 million ethnic Germans living in Poland. These attacks, in which over 58 000 German civilians were killed by Poles in an orgy of savagery, culminated in the Bromberg Massacre on September 3, 1939, in which 5 500 people were murdered. These provocations and atrocities were stoically ignored. Eventually Hitler was forced to employ military intervention in order to protect the Germans in Poland.
On August 30, 1939, in an act of great statesmanship, Hitler again offered to the Poles the Marienwerder proposals, namely retention of the existing 1919 borders, the return of Danzig (97% German), the construction of a 60-mile autobahn and rail link connecting West and East Prussia (from Schoenlanke to Marienwerder) and an exchange of German and Polish populations. On the orders of the international bankers, the British Foreign Secretary, Lord Halifax, strongly advised the Poles NOT to negotiate. This is how and why World War II was started. The ensuing forced war resulted in victory for the international financiers and defeat and slavery for all the people of Europe.
Bills always go up with smart meters because they read the instantaneous power usage unlike the old ones that lagged a bit. The result of this is the heavy starting current on electric motors is metered with a smart meter but not with an old style meter. Hence dearer bills every time you use fridges, washing machine, tumble dryer, vacuum cleaner, power tools etc. A win for the power company and a loss for the consumer as always.
# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1
That worked on mine, IT couldn't work out why it kept killing hard drives and because it boots off USB the key logger never comes in.
People believe what they want
I will not have a different perspective if one of my friends or family members dies as a result of these leaks. If they are stupid enough to obey illegal governemt orders to go to far off lands to kill innocent civilians they deserve to die.
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There maybe limits to freedom of speach in America but Assangei is not in America and inspite of the insane beliefs of American politicians and many other Americans, Amercian law doesn't apply to the rest of the world. Free speach is just fine.
We are busy talking about tropical rainforest and how it will cope and if it will continue to pump out oxygen but miss the point that approximately 70% of the worlds oxygen comes from plankton and cynobacteria in the ocean. Why no discussion of the effect or lack of it that global warming is having on ocean plants?
Afghanistan was the country (Governed by the Taliban) where Osama bin Laden was living during and after the 9 11 attacks. america demanded that the Taliban extradite bin Laden to face trial on charges of terrorism and the Taliban quite rightly asked "do you have any evidence that he has commited any crimes." They futher said that if we had any valid evidence they would extradite him. We of course had no evidence or at least refused to show it if it existed and thought it would be easier to invade and over throw the government. It was of course no more than an excuse to build a pipeline.
Where can I get a phone? Not a multimedia computer, a camera or any other damn thing just a phone that works and keeps on working and doesn't mind a bit of cutting oil, steel chips, oily rags. You know the normal sorts of things that live in pockets with phones. All these modern phones get scratched to bits in a couple of days, bloodly useless.
Small business recovery
This small business is right now in the process of being packed into freight containers and emigrating along with all the staff. The UK claims to be business friendly, they are the most bloody useless place I have ever had the misforture to be.
The reason more terrorism isn't happening is because there are no terrorists apart from the US, UK and Israeli govenments and they commit just enough terrorism to keep the public suficiently scared to accept further restrictions to their rights and freedoms.
One of my mates in the States got so much hassle from cops visiting his house that he now has a signed permanently screwed to the door saying "COME BACK WITH A WARRENT" with the trust the UK cops are building I can see this happening here too.
Existance of god
Gods do not exist independent of belief. First there is belief then there is god. All gods exist because they are believed in and will continue to exist while they are believed in. Once people stop believing in them they pass into myths and legends before finally ceasing to exist altogether.
Christianity and in fact most religions have this backwards.
So why don't we all advertise non exsistant all night parties on facebook. It will give the plod something relatively harmless to do, while they are looking for non existant parties at obscure locations they can't be harassing the rest of us. Could even become a new sport seeing what is the stupidist location we can get the cops to go to.