9/06/2012 1:43pm, #51
9/06/2012 1:45pm, #52
Imagine living in a country where if you didn't own a tv or a radio, because you didn't want to pay for Fox news, then employees of Fox had your address flagged in a database and sent a surveillance vehicle to sit outside your house and check you weren't secretly owning a tv or radio without their knowledge and permission.
Imagine if you lived in a country where if you were caught owning a tv or radio without paying your tribute to Fox news then you could be fined $1600 and if you didn't pay that fine you could go to prison.
That country is the UK and Fox news is the BBC.
So frankly, you're incredibly lucky to only have to sit through listening to your relatives political views mediated via Fox.
9/06/2012 1:47pm, #53
9/06/2012 1:48pm, #54
9/06/2012 1:49pm, #55
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9/06/2012 1:51pm, #56I feel like you eye-bawlin' me, dawg!
9/06/2012 1:57pm, #57
I prepare a short list of them before we even arrive.
As a nuclear option, if things are getting late and I want to go home, I'll call Ann Romney a gold digger or something and my mother in law will act like I just **** on the floor. It really helps motivate my wife to get the kids out in the car.
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9/06/2012 1:57pm, #58
But all the rest is true.
It's all here, they openly tell you about it on their website
Boasting how their detector vans can catch you out within 20 seconds of monitoring you when parked up outside your house.
You can't even watch TV on your laptop without a licence, even if you only ever watch private TV company and never the BBC. It's illegal.
I don't know about the likes of Netflix etc... but I suspect even watching that via a laptop is illegal too, without a licence.
9/06/2012 2:00pm, #59
9/06/2012 2:02pm, #60
In the UK they can reconstruct your entire driving route based on a national network of traffic cameras set up literally wherever there are roads.
This is not for a suspect they have warrants for and have set up surveillance for.
This is for looking up anybody going anywhere doing anything.