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Re: TV licences [Re: muzzy2] #1069920
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Citizen smith Sven in case you don't know who I'm talking about.

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Re: TV licences [Re: cools] #1069930
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Originally Posted by cools
I picture you as Citizen Smith (wolfie) from the old tv programme Sven... you seem so angry about everything that I never understand what you want to convey in your posts , don't let it rile you Granny we love our royalty they are abit of stability in this ever changing and not for the good world...


Hilarious , i look alot better than him. Im in my 50 s and look good on it. Ive seen alot / traveled, although im very unlike most as i do not suffer fools and can retire soon unlike most too. Smart with money with zero debt & own my home .
A rare beast indeed.
I bet in 2006 07 on housing bubble would fail & made money while most suffered. I look ahead and try to be ahead of our distracted consumption led narcissist robot follow the crowd society.
I have something called critical thinking. Most dont use this. This is why im 100 % atheist.
While most look up to retards on love island tv chefs and morons on reality tv , i look up to brilliant exceptional people like chris hitchens , richard dawkins , shaun monson , david noakes , brian gerrish , ian r crane , pete hitchens , george carlin etc etc
This country has melted away & been stripped dry by parasites and ISNT good at all and we do failure incompetence inefficiency apology with no learning very very well . It ISNT great britain. At all. The agenda here is to keep us in personal pleasure spectrum of consumption while they run off with everything and yes were too dumb to notice .
Ha if this makes me angry im the incredible hulk ( sarcasm ) while you think that ill be sailing away from the uk into the sun on my big pension smile

Re: TV licences [Re: svenlock68] #1069931
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Really Sven, do you honestly think that you are the only one that realises whats going on? by the way you missed something out, you are really good at blowing your own trumpet.

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Originally Posted by casper
Really Sven, do you honestly think that you are the only one that realises whats going on? by the way you missed something out, you are really good at blowing your own trumpet.


If thats true then , why do people say " youre angry " when i point out the obvious?? I see little changing.
Its only gona get worse than better in years to come.
I think i have a lot of street wise intelligence via experience good / bad and theres nowt wrong in saying it.
Most people are the same & dont impress me esp in britain.
Wirral people are v small fish in a v small pond but think they know it all but have never even lived outside it or in other countries.

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Re: TV licences [Re: muzzy2] #1069937
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Just trying to get my head around these stats thats on my latest TV Licence warning letter asking if i will be home 27th June..

"We visit 8,550 addresses a day. Day,evening and even weekends..


8550 x say average 15 minutes per visit including driving time between address
say 6hr workings . i man must visit 24 homes
8550 / 24 = say 356 employees

356 men on say £18k a year is a bill of £6.4 million spent chasing non licence holders. Looking for stats of how much they recoup through fines. Apparently they catch 700 a day

Re: TV licences [Re: fish5133] #1069950
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Originally Posted by svenlock68
Wirral people are v small fish in a v small pond but think they know it all but have never even lived outside it or in other countries.


Is that wild guesswork?


Originally Posted by fish5133
Just trying to get my head around these stats thats on my latest TV Licence warning letter asking if i will be home 27th June..

"We visit 8,550 addresses a day. Day,evening and even weekends..


8550 x say average 15 minutes per visit including driving time between address
say 6hr workings . i man must visit 24 homes
8550 / 24 = say 356 employees

356 men on say £18k a year is a bill of £6.4 million spent chasing non licence holders. Looking for stats of how much they recoup through fines. Apparently they catch 700 a day


There will be a lot of flats where they press every buzzer and get no response.

Total cost of collection is just over £60m, 10% on enforcement foesn't sound unreasonable, even if it does pay financially it must have a large deterrent effect ie if they didn't spend £6m on enforcement more than 10% more wouldn't bother with a licence.


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Re: TV licences [Re: svenlock68] #1069955
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Originally Posted by svenlock68
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Wirral people are v small fish in a v small pond but think they know it all but have never even lived outside it or in other countries.


And you know this how sven ? it seems a rather bold statement to make seeing as the only contact you have with us is via Wiki, no disrespect, but you have an annoying habit of talking down to people, 50 odd years old and you know it all, sorry to piss down your trumpet, but to hazard a guess I would say a few on here have seen and done more before you were born.

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Originally Posted by casper
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Wirral people are v small fish in a v small pond but think they know it all but have never even lived outside it or in other countries.


And you know this how sven ? it seems a rather bold statement to make seeing as the only contact you have with us is via Wiki, no disrespect, but you have an annoying habit of talking down to people, 50 odd years old and you know it all, sorry to piss down your trumpet, but to hazard a guess I would say a few on here have seen and done more before you were born.


Wirral people , even though i unfortunately was born here , are the type who think that theyre the big cheese at times yet go outside the little penis of land it is....its a big world out there.
When i lived / worked in north london 20 years ago they didnt even know or where wirral is or was and thought i was a " scouser " ha.
I dont claim to be the oldest ( you made that verbal leap ) i try to claim the intelligence though ha.
Age doesnt define intelligence just intelligence itself smile
Look whos getting " angry " now ha sad

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With money buying so little these days, you generally don't retire in your fifties unless you're a drug dealer , footballer , TV star etc -- OR you preserve and grow your earnings in preparation for early retirement by investing your hard earned cash in stock markets ,evil banks and other capitalist stuff . You've always seemed from posts to have a real down on the immorality of capitalism and on the hypocrisy of human beings .Serious question --- Im curious to know if you have found it possible to retire in your fifties having made and preserved money in ethical ventures only , because from what Ive seen, such ventures give slow and poor returns as they just cant compete with the ruthlessness of capitalists.

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Thank god I retired in my forties raftl oldman


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Re: TV licences [Re: venice] #1069995
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Originally Posted by venice
With money buying so little these days, you generally don't retire in your fifties unless you're a drug dealer , footballer , TV star etc -- OR you preserve and grow your earnings in preparation for early retirement by investing your hard earned cash in stock markets ,evil banks and other capitalist stuff . You've always seemed from posts to have a real down on the immorality of capitalism and on the hypocrisy of human beings .Serious question --- Im curious to know if you have found it possible to retire in your fifties having made and preserved money in ethical ventures only , because from what Ive seen, such ventures give slow and poor returns as they just cant compete with the ruthlessness of capitalists.


Best asking digging deeper hes making out hes retired now ha
Maybe hes the crack dealer youre referring too. smile
Mind you depends what lifestyle you want when retired.
Im misanthropic yes dystopian yes not a fan of britain yes or whats left of it...
Btw most footballers are retired by 35/ 40 . Oh yes i hate that game ....drinking fighting mass dross of scallys follow that one.
My father was a sales man for 30 yrs a good one he taught me all about not trusting salespeople ironically . Working hard . Learning by mistakes . Not following the crowd. Having your own mind / ideas.
Not having pain in the rear kids is helpful. Being obsessed by kids as the uk is. People having 8 kids that are taxpayer funded etc
Uk s is packed full of people now. Its annoying.
Seeing whats ahead eg the recession and not being a fool with money like most drowning in debt.
I have no debt at all. Not a tenner.
Make my words theres a slow burner down turn comin in 2020 21 not as over night as 2007 but just as bad.

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I’m well retired, my only income is my pension, I volunteer for a charity two days a week mainly because I really enjoy the work.

I’m not as old as granny but I’m older than you @sven.

Mentioning the way your dad brought you up sounds like you need/want to talk to someone?


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Wirral people , even though i unfortunately was born here , are the type who think that theyre the big cheese at times yet go outside the little penis of land it is....its a big world out there.
When i lived / worked in north london 20 years ago they didnt even know or where wirral is or was and thought i was a " scouser " ha.
I dont claim to be the oldest ( you made that verbal leap ) i try to claim the intelligence though ha.
Age doesnt define intelligence just intelligence itself smile
Look whos getting " angry " now ha sad[/quote]

Why do you find it surprising that they Didn't know where Wirral was or that they took you for a scouser? I'am sure you've come across this many times on your many and varied travels around the world, it's not unusual on hearing the accent they associate it with Liverpool, ah! Beatles, football.

And no sven I wasn't angry, I can't fathom why you have such a downer on Wirral and it's inhabitants, whom you class as big cheese's who apparently know very little and have never ventured outside of it's borders, some quite sweeping statements there, and you are quite right age doesn't define intelligence, but it does have the advantage of wisdom, angry no mate, I just see someone that is so insecure that they have to build themselves up and put other's down.
smile

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Re: TV licences [Re: svenlock68] #1070007
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Originally Posted by svenlock68
Originally Posted by casper
Originally Posted by svenlock68
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Wirral people are v small fish in a v small pond but think they know it all but have never even lived outside it or in other countries.


And you know this how sven ? it seems a rather bold statement to make seeing as the only contact you have with us is via Wiki, no disrespect, but you have an annoying habit of talking down to people, 50 odd years old and you know it all, sorry to piss down your trumpet, but to hazard a guess I would say a few on here have seen and done more before you were born.


Wirral people , even though i unfortunately was born here , are the type who think that theyre the big cheese at times yet go outside the little penis of land it is....its a big world out there.
When i lived / worked in north london 20 years ago they didnt even know or where wirral is or was and thought i was a " scouser " ha.
I dont claim to be the oldest ( you made that verbal leap ) i try to claim the intelligence though ha.
Age doesnt define intelligence just intelligence itself smile
Look whos getting " angry " now ha sad



Various points.. London people are locked in their own bubble, that's why they've never heard of or been interested of places outside the capitol. eventually, they did hear about it due to the Golf in 2006 . Despite the journalists giving nasty vindictive reports about why would anyone attend the International Golf being held in a place called Kirby. .. Yes they did... ignorant would probably describe them.

When I lived and worked in Suffolk, they'd heard of Wirral, and when I lived and worked in Kent they heard of Wirral. You've travelled far and wide, so have I, and when I lived in Greece, I went home to Liverpool on return. Even though Wirral is not my original home , my own father and my mother's Grandfather were born here , my father's family going back to 1500's. and I feel Wirral is home to me after leaving and returning so for the best part of 30yrs Wirral has been my home and it is by far a more pleasant place to be.
If you don't like an area or place it's best to move on, so why don't you ? Follow your father's directions. It sure sounds as if he loved having a son like you..

Another point @ DD how do you know how old I am and if I am older than yourself ? That is taking the hiss !!.

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