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    The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. H.L.Mencken

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  1. The problem is that "all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others", Animal Farm by George Orwell. All his predictions seem to be coming true.
  2. It's still a private company which would be held to company law, so it would be a very foolish move by the French government to use it's position as major shareholder to break its contract to supply power to Jersey.
  3. The French government doesn't supply the electricity, EDF (a private company) does.
  4. Apparently under Woke culture we have to refer to everyone by their "preferred pronouns" and also make our own "preferred pronouns" known to everyone else, e.g. "he/him", "she/her", "they/them". I've decided my preferred pronouns are "Ho/hum" 😉🤣.
  5. Your house, your choice Bill, but I would take issue with you about "no adverts on the BBC", they have adverts for themselves between every programme. I always wondered about the number of jingles Radio 1 played when it started, and then I realised it was trying to mimic the commercial stations it was trying to take over from, and of course they could only afford to play a certain number of records each hour. And BBC TV do the same thing. Perhaps they think the viewer needs a break between programmes? Another of my moans was always the news - They tell you what they're going to report, then th
  6. If you're happy with it Davy then fill yer boots 😉. I don't watch any of the BBC, ITV, Ch 4 or 5 output live and anything decent will end up on catch up or Netflix eventually. I can get any news I want on the radio so forking out £150 odd per year to support a channel that gives me nothing I can't get elsewhere is a bit daft for me. Chacun a son goute 😁
  7. It's up to them to get the proof. They have no right of entry to your house so if you are illegally watching the BBC live broadcast but they cannot actually see your TV through your open door or through a window they have no proof. If a TV licence inspector knocks on your door and you foolishly invite them in and allow them access to your TV, and it is tuned to BBC then you have given them all the evidence they need. If you cancel your licence the advice is to not watch live broadcasts or iPlayer, but in any case never let a TV licence inspector into your house. There's no such machine as a TV
  8. If you stop paying your TV licence tax you can continue watching TV, provided that you don't watch live broadcasts or BBC iPlayer. You can watch any of the catch up services provided by ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 as well as Netflix, Amazon Prime and there's loads of content on Youtube including some BBC programmes such as University Challenge which are shown within an hour of them being broadcast. Of course there's a subscription for Netflix and Amazon, but unlike the BBC you can watch what you want when you want. And you aren't paying for the BBC woke propaganda or contributing to Lineker's
  9. My grandfather used to travel to work in Warrington and home again, every day, from Wallasey by train. This was in the 40s, 50s and early 60s. Very few people had cars and public transport was obviously more frequent than it is today, and people were also more willing to walk. My own journey to school involved a 15 minute bus ride followed by a 20 minute walk, and once a week a 40 minute walk between school and the playing field, a game of rugby or cricket or a cross country race, followed by another 40 minute back to the bus for the journey home. No wonder I was glad to leave!
  10. If you don't like what they broadcast then stop watching them. If you object to paying the licence tax then stop paying it.
  11. Sounds good, just need to get the bus into town then a train from Central to Birchwood 😉
  12. I live in a cul de sac with about 40 houses in. As far as I know all my neighbours are fine people (on both sides to quote Donald), but quite often I find litter (beer and soft drink bottles and cans, take away wrappings, face masks etc) discarded on the road, in bushes and on the verges. Do I have vagrants as neighbours, or do people from outside deliberately come off the main road and down the cul de sac to dispose of their rubbish? The really cute ones who leave their empty bottles or cans standing up neatlt on the side of the path or on top of a wall, as if to make it easier for "someone e
  13. If you want to defund the BBC, stop paying the licence tax, simple.
  14. A very close first half saw HKR running in at half time with a narrow 12-18 lead. The second half started with Wire scoring twice to take a 22-18 lead only for Hull to pull back level at 22-22. After this though Wire took charge as they did against Catalan last week eventually finishing the game winning 50-26. The long awaited debut of Greg Inglis saw him playing the full 80 minutes and scoring a try on the 50th minute. Jake Mamo repeated his feat of last week, intercepting a Hull pass in his own half and out-pacing the defence to score a fine individual try. By the end Wire were looking stron
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