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Old 09 February 2008, 06:14   #21
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I don't understand the purpose of these dogs..........

Why couldn't the 'rescue' boat just motor right up to the casualty in the water?

Is it really a good idea to condone leaping off the boat whilst it is underway, as a matter of course?

I agree they were great, strong animals, but not really keeping it simple (KISS) were they?

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I wondered about that too. I can see their uses for beach rescue though or possibly for multiple casualties (deploy dog,then move to second casualty maybe?)

Besides, they do create an excuse to put attractive young ladies in wetsuits
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Old 09 February 2008, 07:03   #22
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You could say that but I didn't.....I thought the content was the vid, who got paid for that? If you're referring to the BBC servers, well that could be so but how's about I charge you rent for an email between Brits if it passes over the Global Crossing fiber that lands here? Don't get your meaning?
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My meaning was - the UK TV license payer paid for the cost of making the Blue Peter programme, paying its staff etc and for hosting the file on the iPlayer website. The BBC is not funded by commercial advertising but rather by a compulsory license (in effect a tax) on the TV viewing public in the UK. If I (and the other 30 million license fee payers) paid for the cost of the film - is it appropriate that it is made available for the rest of the world to watch for free? Tomas - I have no personal dispute with you and I can understand your frustration that there is some "exciting" childrens TV on the internet that you can't watch.
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Old 09 February 2008, 07:37   #23
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I pay a UK license fee and can't watch it abroad either. When youa re abroad, it explains why - and has to do with the fact that they sell the rights to broadcast programmes to foreign channels, and therefore allowing people outside UK to access is an infringement of their contracts (where they exist).
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I thought it was an amateur video shot by the poster

If it was a commercial film funded by a broadcast entity, then that makes more sense to me. They don't let me into the movie theater for free either!

Thanks for the clarification.
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I thought it was an amateur video shot by the poster

If it was a commercial film funded by a broadcast entity, then that makes more sense to me. They don't let me into the movie theater for free either!

Thanks for the clarification.
Ah OK - the BBC has started putting all its recent UK broadcasts online for about 1 week after they were shown.
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