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An Australian who lives in Britain has threatened legal action against Qantas for barring him from a Melbourne-to-London flight wearing a T-shirt depicting US President George W Bush as a terrorist. Airline staff argued the T-shirt, which bears an image of the US president with the slogan 'World's number 1 terrorist', was a security risk or an item likely to upset passengers.
Originally posted by Melbourne_Militia
And now we hear today that they want to ban the Australian Flag being waved at an Australia Day Rock Concert ! What the hell is going on?
Originally posted by andy1033
An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere
Originally posted by Realtruth
If someone asks you to do something like what has happened to this poor person, always ask them to put it in writing.
This allows for you later on to bring it to court and have hard evidence.
Them:Take the shirt off now!
You: No I don't think so.
Them: Take it off or....blah, blah
You: Ok you put it in writing and sign it, because this is against my will and I am under duress at this point.
At this point they will get the point and probable back off, if they don't I would say that if you get a good lawyer you will win or get a settlement.
Jasson said he wore the shirt unchallenged through official security checks, then approached a Qantas staff member at the gate to draw attention to it because he had been asked to remove it before boarding a domestic flight days earlier.
Jasson, an Australian who lives in London, said Qantas had offered to put him on another flight if he does not wear the shirt. But he has so far declined.
"I might forfeit the fare but I have made up my mind that I would rather stand up for the principle of free speech," he said.
He said he was considering suing the airline, but it was not immediately clear under what law.
Originally posted by resistancia
I hear you and agree with everything you said in your post...you and I are very much maligned in our thinking.
We are seeing the same things...why can't others see ??
Because they can't think outside the square that is their lives (see my signature)