Sunday, 30 November 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141129 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

BND-Dokument belegt: Bundesregierung weiß bereits seit einem Jahrzehnt, dass NSA& Co uns überwachen - there you go

Levelized Cost Of Electricity: Renewable Energy's Ticking Time Bomb? - fossil fuel industry collapse matter of time

Lima climate change talks best chance for a generation, say upbeat diplomats - let's hope so...

Athens 1944: Britain’s dirty secret - shameful stuff

Dubai Shatters Solar Price Records Worldwide — Lowest Ever! - great review of solar's amazing progress #energy

Chaos Computer Club profitiert vom „#Snowden-Effekt“ - interesting

Eon gibt Atomenergie, Kohle und Gas auf - amazing - & amazingly good if it happens (v @Liese_Mueller)

The Coming Great Transition - moving from a world based on #scarcity to one based on #abundance


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141128 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Gesundheitliche Probleme: Helmut Schmidt war als Kanzler fast hundertmal bewusstlos - whoa

Freihandelsabkommen #Ceta & #TTIP: SPD-Abgeordnete rebellieren gegen Gabriels Basta-Politik - "friss oder stirb"

The bigger the haystack, the harder the terrorist is to find - brilliant piece on #surveillance by FBI #whistleblower

#Ceta und #ttip: Gabriel will Partei-Konvent zu Freihandelsabkommen - time for @campact to mobilise its members...

Sandi Toksvig:@savechildrenuk fired me for being a lesbian - this organisation is a disgrace; time to boycott it

Ohio Republicans push law to keep all details of executions secret - what lovely people

#leaks: Bundesregierung will Strafanzeige gegen unbekannt erstatten - #germany, you disappoint me (v @Liese_Mueller)

Saturday, 29 November 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141127 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

#Openaccess megajournals reduce the peer-review burden - great points:@nature simply wrong

Hacktivism 1-2-3: how privacy enhancing technologies change the face of anonymous hacktivism - good analysis

Self-Driving Cars Sink the Case for #TTIP - important analysis: pl. read & share

Wirtschaftsabkommen #CETA: Gabriel widersetzt sich parteibeschluss und dem Willen der Bürgerinnen und Bürger - #TTIP

"overwhelming weight of evidence suggests market-based reforms are bad for healthcare" - #NHS destroyed by dogma

European Parliament fights back hard on #netneutrality - that's highly welcome (v @remixtures)

UK chief scientific adviser's report: #Fracking carries potential risks on a par with those from thalidomide -

The UK's Real Intelligence Failure - the failure to debate what are the limits of proportionate #surveillance #gchq

Intelligence authorities 'fail to understand data', say ISPs - this is really damning (v @MsLods)#gchq

.@tom_watson interview: ‘There is no doubt in my mind that at least one politician abused kids’ - kudos for pursuing

Japanese paper apologizes for writing 'sex slaves' instead of 'comfort women' - an abiding stain on #Japan's history

2014: The Beginning Of The End Of The Carbon-Energy Era - let's hope

#Plebgate judgment - you have to be impressed by the thoroughness of this analysis...

EU and Canada face wave of corporate lawsuits under trade deal - crucially important point #CETA

Commission defends #TTIP's Dispute Settlement mechanism - why defend something you don't need, & which is dangerous?

The Price of Admission to the #TPP Talks Revealed: U.S. Demanded #Canada Pass Anti-Counterfeiting Legislation -

imp: the tiny home computer - Ubuntu-based, $149; on @Indiegogo, 25% funded #opensource

Music publishers finally pull the trigger, sue an ISP over piracy - will be an important case #copyright

UK urged to publish intelligence-sharing guidance - "UK might be complicit in targeted killing by American #drones."

New Jersey governor Chris Christie vetoes controversial pig cage bill - shameful: shows he is callous & cynical

Senior Doctors Support Call for Independent Health Assessment of #TPP - "intent is to undermine #NZ’s health system"

Friday, 28 November 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141126 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

joint-venture wins east coast mainline franchise - dogmatic #privatisation of well-run, profitable public service

#GCHQ's 'jihad on tech firms' can only fail - good analysis of why recent UK Gov attacks will make things worse

A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at @UVA - appalling situation

Plastics to be banned from European landfill - makes sense

Stop the knee-jerk #Blair backlash. He deserves his anti-poverty award - says his "director of political operations"

Full #TTIP #transparency: much more than opening a door. - excellent analysis of tardy & v partial openness

Dirty chicken scandal: campylobacter found in eight out of 10 UK birds - shows whole food chain needs #opendata

is "breaking up Google" just cover for EU ancillary copyright for press publishers? - sharp analysis from @Senficon

Bollywood star Veena Malik handed 26 year sentence for 'blasphemous' wedding scene - absurd

EU agrees on law to make ships measure CO2 emissions - welcome, but much more needed

High profile Romanian arrest bodes well ahead of monitoring report  - good news; more like this pl., #romania

"@British_Airways has ignored public opinion, including that of its customers, in favour of a failing business" -

clear signals that #DE gov wants to push its doomed Leistungsschutzrecht in EU & bash Google et al. - (v @superglaze)

joining forces: Open Food Network, Farm Hack, Open Source Beehives, Open Source Seed Initiative, and Growstuff -

What hubris makes us think we can imprison a 22ft killing machine? - good piece on the horrors of @SeaWorld

call for "proportionate response" to 100 people dying/year - response to no terrorism deaths is disproportionate

Thursday, 27 November 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141125 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Civil society coalition urges the Council of the EU to adopt real #NetNeutrality rules -

US expresses 'concern' over EU proposal to break up Google - just can't think why...

The Mydex Story, Part 1 - interesting company tackling important problem #VRM

UK Ministers considering cuts to farm checks for avian flu and other diseases - "cutting red tape" dogma will kill

Families facing eviction from New Era estate as firm plans offshore ownership for flats to avoid corporation tax -

the #UK's new "keep calm & carry on" is  "run, hide and tell"  - how pathetic & craven they want us to become

#Monsanto entscheidet? Nein Danke!  - 102,000 already signed... #EU

#LU supports TTIP but “not at all cost” - "even national governments given only limited access to discussions"

Rigby report blaming Facebook strains Silicon Valley-UK ties - understandably: "definition of surveillance state”

Lee Rigby report expected Facebook to break US law - good analysis of monumentally stupid thinking #ISC

Online protest delays EU plan to resolve U.S. trade row - biased report on #ISDS in #TTIP, but contains info nuggets

Ex-counter-terror chief: criticism of Facebook over Rigby murder is unfair - good for him #MI5

Help Defend EU #NetNeutrality (Yes, Again) - urgent: please act today

UK recording industry seeks review of law allowing fans to copy music - miserable greed knows no bounds (v @MLBrook)

"These are the top salaries at the Save the Children fund. CEO Justin Forsyth £139,950" - appalling figures

staggering attack by UK Business Select Committee on @38_degrees - public's views on #TTIP don't count, it's secret

Pay NHS staff fairly! #NHSpay - sounds fair to me... #NHS

#TTIP: Evidence to MPs - v interesting results of big poll among @38_degrees supporters

New trade agreements will #TTIP us into powerlessness - "reservations don’t seem worth the paper they’re printed on"

Turkish opposition condemns gagging order on #corruption investigation - definitely nothing to hide here #tr

Il Governo italiano continua a (s)mentire sul #TTIP - buone risposte

#Iran confirms death sentence for blogger who insulted Prophet on Facebook - appalling

The FBI's Desired #Encryption Back Doors Could Harm Intelligence Gathering, Military Operations - it's inevitable

Wednesday, 26 November 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141124 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

"under Stevens's plan for #TTIP, Britain would not be able to even choose which parts of the #NHS to privatise" -

Xi pledges Chinese support for #Palestine at UN meet - support spreading everywhere #china

European Parliament to vote on recognising Palestinian state - who's next?

Corporate Sovereignty's Chilling Effects - here's how #ISDS interferes with democracy #TTIP #TPP

Take a drone tour of #Chernobyl's creepy-beautiful decay - what a spooky place...

ISC says internet firms provided ‘safe haven’ for terrorists but clears MI5 of major failings - oh look: Net to blame

Tell the EU Member States: Don't Turn Your Back on #NetNeutrality - please add your voice to this campaign

Rigby murder doesn’t justify an extension of internet #snooping powers - " it wasn’t emails that killed Lee Rigby"

UK Government Brings In Yet More Counter-Terrorism Measures -- Including Internal #Exile - have we come to this?

The Coming War on #Encryption, #Tor, and #VPNs - time to fight for our right to online privacy

White House Admits That It Still Supports Parts Of #SOPA: Wants To Make Streaming A Felony - bad them

We're already pouring £9bn of NHS money into big business - and #TTIP will make it worse - great analysis #local

Is the EU Giving Up on #NetNeutrality? - "slap in the face of EU citizens & lawmakers who fought for a protection"

.@SavetheChildren staff furious over ‘global legacy’ award for Blair - "UK chief executive special adviser to Blair"

The vaquita is a rare porpoise that lives only in the Gulf of California in Mexico - only 97 left - pl. sign

Report On UK Terrorist Murder: MI5 Absolved, #Facebook Guilty - how convenient for next set of #surveillance laws

.@Tesco director facing questions about #lobbying government over dirty chicken report - profits before people, eh?

Primates and monkeys sold online in EU - totally unacceptable; we could use crowdsourcing to find and to stop this

What “Free Trade” Has Done to Central America - good roundup of corrosive effects of FTAs

Tuesday, 25 November 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141123 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Ictu warns State may be sued by US firms if minimum wage raised - as happened in Egypt (v @NChildersMEP @TTIPBeware)

Why we should give free money to everyone - old, but still true; right-wing dogma only obstacle (v @MikeTaylor)

#TTIP issues to be explored at Holyrood - meanwhile, in England, nada....

Employee Fired After Posting Pictures Of DHS Vehicles Parked In Hotel Parking Lot - bonkers

#OpenSource Chat Platform Scrollback Raises $400,000 Seed Round - good to see

German Government Refuses #FOI Request By Pointing Out Document Already Leaked - that's the way to do it... #de

No lame-duck fast-track trade authority for Obama - thus sayeth Americans for Limited Government #TPP #TTIP

Sunflower power stalls #Taiwan trade deal - "demand for greater transparency in the government's dealings with China"

Theresa May: Britain is facing greatest terror threat of its history - aka cynical, opportunistic load of rubbish

'only way to combat the problem is to "do more to recognise the shared values we have"' - censorship & internal exile

Monday, 24 November 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141122 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

EU liberals seem ready to sacrifice our democracy - "Like with ACTA, citizens will have to step in." I fear so #TTIP

Europe-US free trade agreement faces risks - stupid scare-mongering: #TTIP pretty thin if #ISDS so "indispensable"

 Karibik: Hunderttausende an Chikungunya-Fieber erkrankt -  "Die Epidemie verbreitet sich auch in den USA"; not good

Does the #TPP (Still) Make Buffer Copies Illegal? - crucial question #copyright

Thornberry ‘damaged Labour’s election prospects with Rochester tweet’ - @UKLabour supporting #TTIP more of a problem

We need a new law to protect our wildlife from critical decline - & from the selfish anti-"green tape" nutters

Together, we have chance to take the NHS out of #TTIP. Let's act now and email our MPs - online tool making it easy

Archbishop of Westminster shocked by effects of #Gaza war - “a deeply depressing situation in a devastated region”

Appeal court judge ‘horrified’ at number of litigants without lawyers - "justice is no longer accessible to all"

UK Food banks face record demand as low-income families look for help - this is an utter disgrace: shame on Cameron

"the big challenge for privacy rights activists now is articulating a strong moral case for #privacy" -

Sunday, 23 November 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141121 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

La ministre de la sante de Lituanie a proposé de tuer les pauvres - er, what??? (v @magdalakoff)#lt

Plague kills 40 people in #Madagascar - "transmissible through infected droplets spread by coughing" yikes

Handbook for fighting climate-denialism - useful #climatechange

#TTIP leak: draft EU services/investment offer - not sure if this is new, but new to me... #TAFTA

Media ‘gagged over bid to report MP child sex cases’ - massive cover-up; this rot goes very deep - & very high

MT @MikeFroman #TTIP is an opportunity for the US & EU to work together to promote high standards around the world>> so level up all stds

President’s move to grant amnesty to 5 million immigrants delights Hispanics at rally in Las Vegas - & is v shrewd

Saturday, 22 November 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141120 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

.@VodafoneUK bribed by #GCHQ to spy on entire UK - news report; it just gets worse...

Counter-terrorism bill will enable ‘internal exile’ of UK suspects - so we're becoming Soviet Russia now? #siberia

Close to Home: #TPP would threaten local control - big issue for #TTIP/#TAFTA too

As Expected: Trial Lawyers Made A Huge Miscalculation In Killing Recent Patent Reform - oh, what a pity...

#TTIP backlash: #NHS needs protecting from US trade deal, says Labour - people waking up at last?

Gender equality and environment laws on business lobby hit list - outrageous whining from greedy fatcats

Why people are giving money to think past the web - good intro to project(s)

Venedig verbietet Plastikräder an Rollkoffern - & yet speedboats can still wash away foundations of palazzi...riiight

Investor-state dispute settlement and the #China-Australia Free Trade Agreement - useful summary #ISDS

Israeli Police Ransack Homes of 40 Palestinians During al-Shaludi Home Demolition - "urinated inside one"

Friday, 21 November 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141119 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

What is the TPPA and what does it mean for #NZ? - excellent short video of #TPP's impact on New Zealand (v @fta_oz)

ORGcon 2014: #TTIP on the horizon - great summary of last Saturday's event #ISDS

Oil industry risks trillions of 'stranded assets' on US-China climate deal - oil is in big trouble (v @CarbonBubble)

arms firm Lockheed Martin in frame for £1bn #NHS contract - gives #NSA direct access to UK health records

Privacy International uncovers widespread surveillance throughout Central Asia, exposes role of Israeli companies -

Germany’s climate targets unattainable with dirty coal power, analysts say - hardly surprising

Measures to curb plastic-bag waste should be in place as soon as possible - that's welcome #EU

Stop the UK Government from Introducing "Extreme Disruption Orders"! - appalling, blatant #censorship

Implications of #TTIP for Financial Regulation of the Banks - good short video of threats to global financial system

Boris Johnson refuses to pay US tax bill - yeah, quite right: taxes are only for the Little People

An Overhaul Of The World's Largest Passenger Plane Takes 55 Days, But You Can Watch It In Less Than Two Minutes -

US multinationals could sue EU governments through #CETA - why #ISDS must come out here too

The siege of Julian Assange is a farce - by John Pilger - good summary of tortuous case (v @superglaze)

There’s a global warming generation gap in the GOP, like on the issue of gay marriage - interesting points

Commission official: The EU is not going to change its food legislation because of #TTIP - no GMOs, no hormone beef?

Vestager says will use 'Luxleaks' documents in EU tax probe - ah, that should be fun

#ISDS auch in Australien in der Kritik - everybody hates it - except big corporations...

France Takes 172 Million Euros From Citizens To Pay Publisher For Access To Research Public Already Paid For Once -

There's a Dark Side to Alibaba's Massive Profits in #China - useful background

Auf dem Weg in die Shitstormokratie - wow, public participation isn't democratic: who knew? (v @Liese_Mueller)#TTIP

State of the #Commons - important new report on key public space #cc #copyright

Senate Republicans are getting ready to declare war on patent trolls - intriguing (v @wendycockcroft)

Jon Stewart: 'Governor Chris Christie Has a Pig Problem,' Literally - appalling #animalabuse