“If that’s difficult to grasp, then consider if WikiLeaks had hacked into a bank computer to steal customers’ credit card information and then published that on the internet. Journalism? Free speech? Of course not theft, breach of privacy, and perhaps fraud, too. The speech part isn’t the pith and substance of it; the theft is.”With files from The Associated PressWhat’s your take? Do you think WikiLeaks’ actions qualify as journalism? Has the public benefited from the release of the classified files? Let us know in the comments below.Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports.
There is also proof of organized religion 10,000 years ago, with the discovery of Gobekli Tepe so far the oldest human made place of worship that has been unearthed. It is dated to at least 9130 BCE. What makes Gobeklitepe unique in its class is the date it was built, which is roughly twelve thousand years ago, circa 10,000 BC..
The Min: Bath and North East Somerset Council rejects public asset bidThe council has informed the Bath Preservation Trust of its decision16:26, 31 AUG 2017Updated16:27, 31 AUG 2017What does the future hold for The Min? Bath and North East Somerset Council has turned down the Asset of Community Value application which sought to stop The Min the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases from falling into the hands of private developers.The National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, also known as The MinUnder the Localism Act 2011, which took effect in 2012, an Asset of Community Value allows community groups six months to put together a bid to buy the property themselves.The trust received a letter from the council’s divisional director of strategy and performance, David Trethewey.HMO application which was criticised by Bath councillor is given the go aheadThe letter read: “We have concluded that there is insufficient evidence that it [The Min] furthers social wellbeing of the local community and that it lacks evidence of use by local groups.”It is accepted in principle that a hospital is eligible to be nominated. However it was not demonstrated that the healthcare usage at the hospital promotes social wellbeing to the community as a whole, as well as providing direct health benefits to patients.”Some evidence was provided that shows the historical context of the healthcare provision is promoting social identity in the World Heritage City. However this is not considered sufficient grounds for the council to be satisfied that it promotes social wellbeing.”LETTER: Argument over University of Bath senior pay has already been lostIn response the trust said it was “very disappointed in this decision.”The trust has no right to have the decision reviewed.The trust statement continued: “We will continue to campaign for the existing public assets within The Min (the museum and archives, the Roman Mosaic and the paintings which tell a significant story of Bath’s history) to remain within public ownership and/or publicly accessible; for there to be an element of public access and public benefit in whatever development comes forward for this historic building; for the development plans fully to respect both the listed status and the scheduled ancient monument designations; and for any new owner to recognise the central role of The Min to the history of the city.Former Bath newsagent’s could become a fast food restaurant”We would urgently encourage the council to bring forward a development brief for the site which takes into account all of the above matters in advance of any developer putting forward a planning application.”Caroline Kay is the chief executive of Bath Preservation TrustThe BPT had been part of discussions which suggested The Min could be used for Bath Spa University’s fashion and textiles department, a new home of the Fashion Museum, all while offering a potential hotel..