Watch and learn.
Harsh but unfair.
He was visited in May 2012 by an inspector after withdrawing his licence in March, but said he was withholding the funds under the Terrorism Act.He's an idiot. However he may be onto something.
Section 15 of the 2000 Act states that it is an offence for someone to invite another to provide money, intending that it should be used, or having reasonable cause to suspect that it may be used, for terrorism purposes.
'I am withholding all funds from the BBC, the Government and subsidiaries under Section 15 of the Terrorism Act,’ he told the inspector.
He added that he had already lodged a complaint with the BBC.
Rooke told the court: 'I believe the BBC, who are directly funded by the licence fee, are furthering the purposes of terrorism and I have incontrovertible evidence to this effect. I do not use this word lightly given where I am.'
Talk is no longer enough. The UN has had more than 20 years to convince Australia to abandon mandatory detention and its associated ills. Frankly, it hasn’t tried hard enough. Absent of a complete overhaul of the UN system, something that is long overdue, let legitimate legal sanctions be threatened and used.
It’s a price every Australian, myself included, should feel.Unlike Antony, not every Australian has rushed off to apply for a German passport, just in case.
My weekly Guardian column is published today:Generally, correspondents who have a "column" of theirs "published" will see ink on paper.
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In vino veritas. Alcohol doesn't turn you into a dickhead. You had to be one in the first place.
Tonight, I'mma [sic] fight'Til we see the sun lightI believe her meaning was "fight" to stay awake, not punch-out innocent pedestrians. However in order to do so, one needs to chase every serve of alcohol (a depressant that would otherwise put you to sleep) with a stimulant that will keep you going. A disaster in the making and that's just from a tame 'Red Bull and Vodka', compared to harder stuff in tablet form or snorted up one's nose.
To all my readers, supporters, friends and interlocutors, thanks for all your ongoing support of my work and I look forward to continuing the relationship in 2014 and beyond.
Many plans and projects on the way.He has plans on the way!
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Palestinian ambassador to Prague dies in accidental explosion
The Palestinian ambassador Jamal al-Jamal to the Czech Republic has died of injuries sustained in an explosion at his residence in Prague Wednesday morning.
He died after being rushed to hospital. His family was in the apartment and treated for shock.
The Czech authorities want an explanation for the presence of dangerous explosives at his home.Err.. Isn't it obvious?
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said the explosion occurred when the ambassador was moving an old office safe box during which he may have triggered an anti-burglary device.Or the safe was full of explosives for use in diplomatic activities, Palestinian style.
There is no suspicion of an attack.Standby for Israel to be blamed, of course.