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solinvictus

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Date Signed Up:10/25/2011
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#527 - **solinvictus used "*roll picture*"** **solinvictus rolled … 4 hours ago on Roll for ugliest girl 0
#23 - I usually just block those faggots and continue on my merry way. 08/22/2016 on What happens if you type... 0
#6 - Welp, that's it guys! has settled the decades long debate on… 08/21/2016 on Thanks FDR +1
#10 - Interesting. Works a bit different here in the US. Thanks fo… 08/20/2016 on England. Yes! +1
#8 - Okay, I think I'm following you. I guess when you said licens…  [+] (7 new replies) 08/20/2016 on England. Yes! +1
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#9 - killerjhtwo (08/20/2016) [-]
It's a grey area to be honest.

They're a private corporation, but they're a chartered one.

Basically the Queen, and by extension the government appointed this company for a specific purpose.

So it's a company, and it can do what it wants.

But government has set guidelines about what it can do. So government sets the licence fee rate, and sets what the company should be looking to do.

So in the case of the BBC it might be a royal charter to provide the public with informative/entertaining/educational content. Then with those directives from the government it acts like any other company. But it's not funded directly by the tax payer, it's funded by licence holders.
#22 - anon (08/20/2016) [-]
independent institutions with independent oversight, with ultimate oversight lying with the government, being the representatives of the people whom the institutions serve, is basically just good governance.

#13 - skebaba (08/20/2016) [-]
Is it like how governments own companies, for revenue making?
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#14 - killerjhtwo (08/20/2016) [-]
No.

Government says "This should be a service, but we don't want to use taxes for it"

Then they appoint a company to do it, and let the company do business.
#15 - skebaba (08/20/2016) [-]
But it's practically a tax, tho. What a shitty logic the government is using.
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#16 - killerjhtwo (08/20/2016) [-]
It isn't?

You want to watch TV, you pay for the right to receive the broadcast?

It's no different than a cable subscription.
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#10 - solinvictus (08/20/2016) [-]
Interesting. Works a bit different here in the US. Thanks for the reply, man!
#6 - Wait a minute, so do you need a license to own a television, o…  [+] (9 new replies) 08/20/2016 on England. Yes! +1
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#7 - killerjhtwo (08/20/2016) [-]
You can go out, and buy a TV no problem.

You can hook it up to a DVD player no problem.

You can use it as a computer monitor, no problem.

The moment you want to use it to watch live broadcasts from say, BBC 2 for the Olympics.
You'll need a TV licence. The TV licence isn't for the TV, it's basically a reception license.

Much like you can own a car, but you need a licence to drive it, you can own a TV but you need a license to receive broadcasts from the BBC and other broadcasting conglomerates.

You pay them to get a service. It's no different from a cable subscription really.
The only thing that's bullshit about it is that you're paying for broadcasting, yet you still have to have adverts in the programming.

In the US you have public broadcasting stations. These are run by the government yes? They come from taxpayer's money?

But then you also have networks such as CNN, and FOX which are almost exclusively on cable services.

The UK has no public broadcast TV signals. Hence TV licence is basically a subscription.
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#8 - solinvictus (08/20/2016) [-]
Okay, I think I'm following you. I guess when you said license, it confused me because here in the US, a license is usually government issued. Whereas if you buy from a private company, that's referred to as a subscription.
I don't buy cable tv here anyway, cause there's fuck all to watch on it. Most of it is just info-channels. But we can get a few channels basically for free with an antenna, but its mostly local channels and government programs. Why the government decided to fund channels with taxpayer money is beyond me, its a waste of our money. But then again, when has the government ever cared about waste?
One more question, is the BBC government funded?
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#9 - killerjhtwo (08/20/2016) [-]
It's a grey area to be honest.

They're a private corporation, but they're a chartered one.

Basically the Queen, and by extension the government appointed this company for a specific purpose.

So it's a company, and it can do what it wants.

But government has set guidelines about what it can do. So government sets the licence fee rate, and sets what the company should be looking to do.

So in the case of the BBC it might be a royal charter to provide the public with informative/entertaining/educational content. Then with those directives from the government it acts like any other company. But it's not funded directly by the tax payer, it's funded by licence holders.
#22 - anon (08/20/2016) [-]
independent institutions with independent oversight, with ultimate oversight lying with the government, being the representatives of the people whom the institutions serve, is basically just good governance.

#13 - skebaba (08/20/2016) [-]
Is it like how governments own companies, for revenue making?
User avatar
#14 - killerjhtwo (08/20/2016) [-]
No.

Government says "This should be a service, but we don't want to use taxes for it"

Then they appoint a company to do it, and let the company do business.
#15 - skebaba (08/20/2016) [-]
But it's practically a tax, tho. What a shitty logic the government is using.
User avatar
#16 - killerjhtwo (08/20/2016) [-]
It isn't?

You want to watch TV, you pay for the right to receive the broadcast?

It's no different than a cable subscription.
User avatar
#10 - solinvictus (08/20/2016) [-]
Interesting. Works a bit different here in the US. Thanks for the reply, man!
#255 - **solinvictus used "*roll picture*"** **solinvictus rolled … 08/20/2016 on Roll for a teen hottie... 0
#232 - Yeah, well, you'll just have to forgive us if we don't fall fo… 08/17/2016 on Your Daily Controversial Post 0
#81 - I don't get your point. If the children, houses, etc. came fi…  [+] (2 new replies) 08/17/2016 on Your Daily Controversial Post +8
#197 - anon (08/17/2016) [-]
Just to clarify, though.

These weapon positions are firing non guided 50 year old repurposed Katyusha rockets and mortars, of which, almost 0% are actually impacting the ground, and those that do are doing little to no damage.
Palestinian mortar/rocket strikes have killed almost no one in the last decade, but the Israelis use that as an excuse to JDAM hospitals.

One of the hospitals Israel JDAMd in 2014 was a red cross facility with absolutely no weapons. The others were supposedly weapon implacements, but we only "know" that because the Israeli military says so.

I'm sure Israel is the victim. I mean, you can google their border expansion over the last 50 years and clearly see the country has almost doubled in size, but i've no doubt they're the oppressed party here.

This site has become such an anti-muslim circle jerk, you're literally supporting an apartheid state.
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#232 - solinvictus (08/17/2016) [-]
Yeah, well, you'll just have to forgive us if we don't fall for the muslim and Palestinian propaganda like you do. And pretty much all of that territory Israel gained over the last 50 years has been from defensive wars in which Muslim countries were trying to annihilate the state. God forbid if the country defends itself and its people. Go back to your palestinian circle-jerk, airhead.
#80 - **solinvictus used "*roll picture*"** **solinvictus rolled … 08/16/2016 on Roll for the biggest ass 0

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