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In fact most of what took place within the BBC premises appears to be trivial

 

I'm sorry what? Can you explain just what level of sexual advance you can make towards children that counts as "trivial"?

 

And it's not the coverup of widespread paedophilia that's immoral, but not paying a fee for something you don't use anyway?

 

And you say atheists can't interpret morals properly!

 

Don't think I've seen any reports of sexual abuse of kids on BBC premises though I may have missed something. But in any case whatever might have taken place was not condoned by the Corporation.

 

So let me get this straight, let's say I have a couple of blokes in my employ and I find out they have been kiddie fiddling. I don't condone it but neither do I bring it to the attention of the authorities, or even discipline them in any way. In fact I let them carry on because they are popular with my customers so I cover the whole thing up. Then I find customer (a) doesn't want my product and so refuses to pay for it to be delivered by these men. In your world, customer (a) is immoral but I wouldn't be?

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Theft while hiding behind a technicality is still theft.

 

 

 

In the context of watching catch-up services without paying a TV Licence it's neither theft nor a technicality. The BBC offer those services for free without a TV licence and their rules clearly define what is licensable and what isn't. They are under no obligation to offer an online catch-up service and do have the option of charging for it if they so desire - they have opted not to do so.

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It has taken me years to convince the people in Cardiff that I haven't got a TV.

 

 

You may well have managed to do that. Unfortunately TV Licensing IOM is in Bristol.

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It has taken me years to convince the people in Cardiff that I haven't got a TV.

 

 

You've may well have managed to do that. Unfortunately TV Licensing IOM is in Bristol.

 

 

Moghrey Mie has convinced the people of Cardiff that s/he's a mental.

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In fact most of what took place within the BBC premises appears to be trivial

 

I'm sorry what? Can you explain just what level of sexual advance you can make towards children that counts as "trivial"?

And it's not the coverup of widespread paedophilia that's immoral, but not paying a fee for something you don't use anyway?

And you say atheists can't interpret morals properly!

Don't think I've seen any reports of sexual abuse of kids on BBC premises though I may have missed something. But in any case whatever might have taken place was not condoned by the Corporation.

So let me get this straight, let's say I have a couple of blokes in my employ and I find out they have been kiddie fiddling. I don't condone it but neither do I bring it to the attention of the authorities, or even discipline them in any way. In fact I let them carry on because they are popular with my customers so I cover the whole thing up. Then I find customer (a) doesn't want my product and so refuses to pay for it to be delivered by these men. In your world, customer (a) is immoral but I wouldn't be?

If it could be shown that continued employment of scum was a part of the BBC charter you would have a valid point - but it wasn't.

 

Senior managers did things that they should not, but that is not the same as the BBC being immoral. I don't like the Socialist bias that the BBC has admitted to, but even that is not enshrined in the charter.

 

To use the wrong actions by a number of employees as an excuse to justify paying ones dues is contemptible.

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In fact most of what took place within the BBC premises appears to be trivial

I'm sorry what? Can you explain just what level of sexual advance you can make towards children that counts as "trivial"?

And it's not the coverup of widespread paedophilia that's immoral, but not paying a fee for something you don't use anyway?

And you say atheists can't interpret morals properly!

 

Don't think I've seen any reports of sexual abuse of kids on BBC premises though I may have missed something. But in any case whatever might have taken place was not condoned by the Corporation.

 

So let me get this straight, let's say I have a couple of blokes in my employ and I find out they have been kiddie fiddling. I don't condone it but neither do I bring it to the attention of the authorities, or even discipline them in any way. In fact I let them carry on because they are popular with my customers so I cover the whole thing up. Then I find customer (a) doesn't want my product and so refuses to pay for it to be delivered by these men. In your world, customer (a) is immoral but I wouldn't be?

 

If it could be shown that continued employment of scum was a part of the BBC charter you would have a valid point - but it wasn't.

 

Senior managers did things that they should not, but that is not the same as the BBC being immoral. I don't like the Socialist bias that the BBC has admitted to, but even that is not enshrined in the charter.

 

To use the wrong actions by a number of employees as an excuse to justify paying ones dues is contemptible.

 

But it's not due. I don't watch live TV.

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Does a moral obligation to pay for a thing override a legal requirement?

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Does a moral obligation to pay for a thing override a legal requirement?

I don't feel particularly morally obliged to pay for the fact that maybe once every few months I watch something on iPlayer catchup. I'd have to be pretty braindead to pay £144 a year for <10 hours of entertainment.

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Does a moral obligation to pay for a thing override a legal requirement?

I don't feel particularly morally obliged to pay for the fact that maybe once every few months I watch something on iPlayer catchup. I'd have to be pretty braindead to pay £144 a year for <10 hours of entertainment.

So you only ever watch all television broadcasts over the Internet, and never off air?

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Does a moral obligation to pay for a thing override a legal requirement?

I don't feel particularly morally obliged to pay for the fact that maybe once every few months I watch something on iPlayer catchup. I'd have to be pretty braindead to pay £144 a year for <10 hours of entertainment.

 

So you only ever watch all television broadcasts over the Internet, and never off air?

 

Pretty much. Telly only gets used for DVDs/Consoles.

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It's well worth £144 just for BBC Radio.

 

Miserable buggers the lot of you...

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Does a moral obligation to pay for a thing override a legal requirement?

I don't feel particularly morally obliged to pay for the fact that maybe once every few months I watch something on iPlayer catchup. I'd have to be pretty braindead to pay £144 a year for <10 hours of entertainment.

 

So you only ever watch all television broadcasts over the Internet, and never off air?

 

Pretty much. Telly only gets used for DVDs/Consoles.

 

If you use a television receiver to receive broadcasts be they terrestrial or satellite, and no matter who the broadcaster is you must have a license.

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Does a moral obligation to pay for a thing override a legal requirement?

I don't feel particularly morally obliged to pay for the fact that maybe once every few months I watch something on iPlayer catchup. I'd have to be pretty braindead to pay £144 a year for <10 hours of entertainment.

 

So you only ever watch all television broadcasts over the Internet, and never off air?

 

Pretty much. Telly only gets used for DVDs/Consoles.

 

If you use a television receiver to receive broadcasts be they terrestrial or satellite, and no matter who the broadcaster is you must have a license.

 

Wow, thanks for repeating the rules! What's that got to do with me watching DVDs or playing on a console you buffoon? I don't even have an aerial plugged into my sodding TV!

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