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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #270 on: September 18, 2011, 07:53:37 PM »
Cheers mate.  I can't even bring myself to look!   :'(  If I see a squirrel though, it better run...... :evil:

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #271 on: September 18, 2011, 08:39:21 PM »


I'm merely mildly grumpy. Yesterday I turned on the TV to observe a man painted blue and in a smurf hat proceed to demonstrate on TV he can tell 450 odd smurf collectables by their silhouette.  That in itself was mildly alarming - discovering there are worse things than bus nuts, but on the BBC - they spent our taxes painting a nutter blue and letting him make an exhibiton of himself ?????

Alan


IMHO the BBC license fee should be on a percentage system.

If they're going to show for example 15% of broadcasts as repeats,the license fee should be 15% less.

Also they should rename the sports part of the news "Football Managers Chat" because I'm sick of seeing and hearing football managers having a daily inquest on their teams poor performance.
In fact,sports news seems to be mainly about football anyway.

Allan
I'm not a complete idiot..some bits are missing.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #272 on: September 18, 2011, 08:50:13 PM »
A week ago I put my layout by the window in the loft whilst I put the brackets up for the new layout.  Today I went in the loft to have a look, and the layout is on the floor.   >:( >:( >:(  Half of my army vehicles are damaged, and some other rolling stock. :'( :'( :'(  Also, smashed the AWS boxes off and some ballasting on the edge of the layout. :thumbsdown:  I suspect the squirrels snuck in through the open window. :computerangry:

Sorry to hear the little critters have been having fun on your layout Chris :thumbsdown:
Keep on Smiling
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #273 on: September 18, 2011, 08:51:17 PM »
AND ANOTHER THING - why do the television licence people keep harassing me and threatening court action. Which bit of "I have not got a TV" dont they understand????????

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #274 on: September 18, 2011, 08:57:12 PM »
Here in Oz we have critters that eat your model railway, number one is the Gheko Lizards that have been eating my trees, number two is the Cockroaches that eat any card kits, I think its the glue they enjoy.

The Gheko's are worst because they poo on your tracks and look like Godzilla as they tramp around the layout, this is because the layout is in an outside shed.

I do lay Cockroach baits to kill the roaches but the lizards live above the ceiling as I can hear then scurrying around while working on the layout, to hard to catch and kill.
Keep on Smiling
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #275 on: September 18, 2011, 08:58:16 PM »
You have a computer with a broadband connection? If so you need a tv licence.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #276 on: September 18, 2011, 08:59:26 PM »
AND ANOTHER THING - why do the television licence people keep harassing me and threatening court action. Which bit of "I have not got a TV" dont they understand????????


see this link!!

http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check/viewtopiccontent.aspx?id=TOP12&iqdocumentid=TOP12&WT.mc_id=r001

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #277 on: September 18, 2011, 09:00:35 PM »
You have a computer with a broadband connection? If so you need a tv licence.

not true! only if your watching a live broadcast! if you watch anything after its been broadcast your ok! see my link

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #278 on: September 18, 2011, 09:07:27 PM »
The bit that gets right up my nose is that the letters were addressed to me. I tell them (again) that I have no TV and they send the letters addressed to 'the current occupier'. Tell them yet again and the same letters are sent 'to the legal occupier'. Roll on the threatened court summons, go on TV make my day.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #279 on: September 18, 2011, 09:22:34 PM »
TV Licensing’s policy process for dealing with No Licence Needed claims is
outlined at Appendix 3.
Appendix 3. The BBC considers the information in the policy appendices to be confidential.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #280 on: September 18, 2011, 09:47:39 PM »
The bit that gets right up my nose is that the letters were addressed to me. I tell them (again) that I have no TV and they send the letters addressed to 'the current occupier'. Tell them yet again and the same letters are sent 'to the legal occupier'. Roll on the threatened court summons, go on TV make my day.
Elmo
Elmo i don't have a TV either......tv is  :sleep:  :sleep:....I had the same problem that you have.... getting threatening letters all the while....what you need to do is put it in writing that you have no tv that you have no intention of getting a tv and that you are quite prepared for an inspector to visit you to confirm you do not have a tv.They will contact you to confirm they have received your notification and that an inspector will call at some point..(though knowone ever came to see me.They will then contact you after 2 years to confirm the information they have is still correct.I haven't had a tv or bought a tv licence in 7 years...and never will again.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #281 on: September 18, 2011, 11:05:09 PM »
Also they should rename the sports part of the news "Football Managers Chat" because I'm sick of seeing and hearing football managers having a daily inquest on their teams poor performance.
In fact,sports news seems to be mainly about football anyway.

Allan

Move to Wales then, then its mostly about Rugby and we actually get a lot of the matches on free to air TV. My Dad was quite put out at the lack of football coverage. Surprised me as he's a West Brom fan so I would have thought the less coverage the better ;)
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #282 on: September 19, 2011, 12:05:14 AM »
I get the Welsh rugby on freeview but no commentary, just those two yakking in the alternative audio stream!  >:(

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #283 on: September 19, 2011, 03:11:07 AM »
Here in Oz we have critters that eat your model railway, number one is the Gheko Lizards that have been eating my trees, number two is the Cockroaches that eat any card kits, I think its the glue they enjoy.
The Gheko's are worst because they poo on your tracks and look like Godzilla as they tramp around the layout, this is because the layout is in an outside shed.
I do lay Cockroach baits to kill the roaches but the lizards live above the ceiling as I can hear then scurrying around while working on the layout, to hard to catch and kill.

Shame you can't train the Geckos to eat Cockroaches, but then again roaches are almost indestructible. I'll probably have nightmares now about roaches on glue :o

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #284 on: September 19, 2011, 03:41:36 AM »
Here in Oz we have critters that eat your model railway, number one is the Gheko Lizards that have been eating my trees, number two is the Cockroaches that eat any card kits, I think its the glue they enjoy.

The Gheko's are worst because they poo on your tracks and look like Godzilla as they tramp around the layout, this is because the layout is in an outside shed.

I do lay Cockroach baits to kill the roaches but the lizards live above the ceiling as I can hear then scurrying around while working on the layout, to hard to catch and kill.

I have a cat which is pretty handy on the gheckos - just a bit worse on the layout  :evil:
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