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  1. Adapt or die off. The BBC is essentially already a subscription service. It arguably has the strongest brand name associated with television and whilst it wouldn't be plain sailing I don't see why it couldn't compete with the current VOD (Video On Demand) services in a future world where VOD will be how most people choose to watch tv. I've just turned 50 and was raised on the BBC and ITV but now they barely register on my radar except for when the BBC has the rugby on. So many other things catch my attention these days. I'm a console gamer and through my consoles I have access to everything I want.. just like smart tvs now come with access to so much more than just regular tv. Streaming (Twitch etc) and user created content on YouTube is massive. I watch loads on YouTube probably more hours a week than actual tv! The licence fee is poor value to me. It needs to either go or be voluntary. As time goes on the BBC in it's current form will be irrelevant to many of the populace.
  2. Whilst on one hand I couldn't care less what the BBC pays its 'talent'.. on the other I do begrudge having to pay the licence fee to them. As someone who mostly watches Netflix and Sky Sports (services I choose to pay for) I really don't see why I should hand over money to another service (one I could quite happily do without) in order to watch the ones I actually do want to watch. Times and viewing habits they are a changing and the licence fee is a relic of days gone by. With the likes of Netflix, Amazon and of course YouTube continuing to grow (especially amongst the young) I can only see a very different future ahead.
  3. What a ###### embarrassing thread. No wonder so many members don't actually post.
  4. Good on ya. Way I see it is that people are free to be who they want to be and to do whatever makes them happy so long as the liberties of others aren't infringed.
  5. Daniel Gildenlow
  6. I'm not asking for more legislation. The current legislation doesn't work and I very much doubt that adding any more would make a blind bit of difference. What I'm saying is that I think bringing FGM (and other issues) into the public eye is important and I personally don't care who the messenger is or what their motives for doing so are.
  7. Legislation against FGM doesn't appear to have had any success so far.
  8. In all honesty I agree with some of what they're saying. FGM and election posting fraud aren't 'UKIP' Issues and shouldn't be dismissed as such.
  9. I echo the advise regards water quality. Find the ph of your tap water and adjust according to the needs of your chosen fish. I personally like two filters on a tank but if you're going for one then make sure it is a capable one that can handle a growing community. Always research your fish to make sure they are compatible ie ph, temperature range and habits. Be very careful when introducing new fish and make sure you get fish from healthy stocks. Regular water changes are vital. There is a lot more that you will learn as you go along. Enjoy your aquarium :-)
  10. Pain of Salvation - The Perfect Element PT 1 For those with progressive metal leaning this album stands head and shoulders above them all.
  11. There were some great OGWT performances from SAHB. Thankfully they can be seen on youtube and weren't lost.
  12. Giants :-)
  13. An excellent piece on the subject. It's ok to be opposed to the burkini and also opposed to the banning of it. A stance I take.
  14. I've had good and bad experiences with the police. The good experience made up for the bad... the copper involved was a star and actually made life better for me and my family. Not going to go into details on here but it involved neighbours and I wasn't sure how much more I could take before I was going to totally lose it and put the feckers in hospital or worse. The copper made a big difference to us