Tuesday, 31 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170130 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170130.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Judge in environmental activist’s trial says climate change is matter of debate - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/31/environmental-activist-trial-judge-questions-climate-change-ken-ward absurd; terrible precedent

MEPs in bid to force UK to meet environmental regulations after #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/31/european-parliament-force-uk-meet-environmental-regulations-after-brexit damn right: pollution respects no borders

Bay of Bengal: depleted fish stocks and huge dead zone signal tipping point - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/31/bay-bengal-depleted-fish-stocks-pollution-climate-change-migration “catastrophic convergence”

How Farage’s taunts prompted hasty offer of Trump state visit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/31/how-nigel-farages-taunts-prompted-hasty-offer-of-trump-state-visit if May is responding to Farage, we’re really stuffed

Parliament to debate Trump state visit after 1.6m sign petition - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/31/parliament-debate-donald-trump-state-visit-16m-sign-petition who says signing petitions is pointless?

Here’s What Happened When The Dutch Secret Service Tried To Recruit A Tor Admin - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170131/08374336596/heres-what-happened-when-dutch-secret-service-tried-to-recruit-tor-admin.shtml fascinating if true

Monday, 30 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170129 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170129.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“Prevent Donald Trump from making State Visit to UK” now at 930K - pl. help get it to a million & beyond https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/171928

“Prevent Donald Trump from making State Visit to UK” just hit a million in 24 hours - pl. help get it to 2 million https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/171928

FWIW seems to me that sign-up rate for petition against granting state visit for trump even faster than yesterday - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/171928

New Updated Secret Documents on #TISA - “http://www.bilaterals.org/?+-tisa-+” important: TPP & TTIP may be dead, TISA isn’t yet…

Corporate America Is Inching Even Closer to a Constitutional Convention - http://www.alternet.org/right-wing/corporate-america-inching-even-closer-constitutional-convention this looks troubling...

Amidst Increased Government Surveillance, Chinese Internet Users Finally Gain Important Online Privacy Protections - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170117/05284936494/amidst-increased-government-surveillance-chinese-internet-users-finally-gain-important-online-privacy-protections.shtml


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170128 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2017/01/170128.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Prince Charles may raise climate change during Trump's visit to Britain - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/29/prince-charles-climate-change-trump-visit-britain bravo - do it

#Greece's best-selling daily newspaper to close due to debts - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/29/greece-daily-newspaper-ta-nea-to-close-debts awful news (sic)

Prevent Donald Trump from making a State Visit to United Kingdom just hit 200K - let’s get it to a million today https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/171928

Is chlorinated chicken about to hit our shelves after new US trade deal? - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/29/britain-us-trade-deal-gm-food-eu-rules details of what we must, er, swallow

Donald Trump’s Big Macs, bacon and Doritos – deconstructing his diet - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/shortcuts/2017/jan/29/donald-trumps-big-macs-bacon-and-doritos-deconstructing-his-diet this is maybe our greatest cause for hope…

“Prevent Donald Trump from making State Visit to UK” just hit 750K - well done all; let’s get it to a million now https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/171928

the map of where the 750K UK people who have signed the “stop trump’s state visit” petition live is interesting - http://petitionmap.unboxedconsulting.com/?petition=171928

Sunday, 29 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170127 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170127.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Twitter Reveals Two National Security Letters After Gag Orders Lifted; Rightly Complains About Gag Orders - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170127/16283736580/twitter-reveals-two-national-security-letters-after-gag-orders-lifted-rightly-complains-about-gag-orders.shtml

#Canada may contribute to Dutch-led international abortion fund - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/27/canada-international-abortion-fund-netherlands-trump-gag-rule great news; others should join to amplify #nl

#Brexit Plan Will Leave UK Subject To Secret Global Trade Courts - https://www.buzzfeed.com/jamesball/theresa-mays-brexit-plan-will-leave-britain-subject-to-secre foreign judges to rule over UK /cc @Daily_Express

Путин проведет переговоры с Трампом без посторонних - http://www.mk.ru/politics/2017/01/28/putin-provedet-peregovory-s-trampom-bez-postoronnikh.html "Она имеет наибольшее значение" hmmm

May signs £100m fighter jet deal with Turkey's Erdoğan - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/28/theresa-may-signs-100m-fighter-jet-deal-with-turkeys-erdogan that will totally replace the hole left by lost EU trade

SNP calls on PM not to lower food & safety standards in her bid to get US trade deal - http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15047769.SNP_calls_on_PM_not_to_lower_food_and_safety_standards_in_her_bid_to_get_US_trade_deal/ she will if we don't stop her

Кремль раскрыл детали телефонного разговора Путина с Трампом - http://www.rbc.ru/politics/28/01/2017/588cf7e09a79476da8d36c29 "Украина, Сирия, борьба с терроризмом." hmmm

Grassroots Labour supporters revolt against Jeremy Corbyn over #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/28/jeremy-corbyn-faces-mutiny-over-article-50 better start listening, Jez....

"A germophobe, possible bathmophobe, hosts the British prime minister." - http://www.politico.eu/article/nine-donald-trump-moments-over-lunch-with-british-prime-minister-theresa-may/ no room for doubt: this man is barking

Friday, 27 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170126 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170126.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

voters who read little news think Trump had a great first week - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/27/donald-trump-michigan-voters-media important piece explaining trump effect & victory

#Brexit Plan Will Leave UK Subject To Secret Global Trade Courts - https://www.buzzfeed.com/jamesball/theresa-mays-brexit-plan-will-leave-britain-subject-to-secre foreign judges to rule over UK /cc @DailyMailUK

Thursday, 26 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170125 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.se/2017/01/170125.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

US “meat products would be “high on my list” of potential exports” to UK - http://www.politico.eu/article/mrs-may-goes-to-washington-brexit-us-uk-relations-trade-agreement/ here comes the hormone beef to UK tables

Microsoft launches digital skills programme for UK - http://news.microsoft.com/en-gb/2017/01/26/microsoft-launches-ground-breaking-digital-skills-programme-uk/ outrageous brainwashing, sure to be biased against #opensource

Microsoft's "free digital literacy" is actually "free digital brainwashing"; shame on UK gov for agreeing to this attack on #opensource


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170123 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170123.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#CETA can open the way to fairer trade agreements - http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=9e180a6b42ef1eae663a9e517&id=09af634ef1&e=78e1c0c8ff nonsense: it’s a backdoor for US corps & thus trump to fight EU

Why Making A Peace Sign In Public Is Now A Security Risk - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170113/07504736480/why-making-peace-sign-public-is-now-security-risk.shtml not why you may think…

Appeals Court Upholds Its Denial Of DOJ’s Demand For Microsoft’s Overseas Data - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170125/09262836561/appeals-court-upholds-denial-dojs-demand-microsofts-overseas-data.shtml

Trump’s wall: Mexican construction firms likely to be biggest winners - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/25/donald-trump-border-wall-mexican-construction-firms-workers-biggest-winners what a time to be alive…

Monday, 23 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170122 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170122.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

NZ likely to be offered one-on-one trade deal with United States - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11787610 just as the UK will... #brexit

Sunday, 22 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170121 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170121.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Canadians Traveling to Women's March Denied US Entry After Sharing Plans - http://www.alternet.org/canadians-traveling-womens-march-denied-us-entry-after-sharing-plans still want to visit trump's America?

The Slaying Of #SOPA - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170121/11594436533/this-week-techdirt-history-slaying-sopa.shtml @techdirt played big part in making this happen; it must be defended now

Cross-party group of MPs plots to halt hard #Brexit plans - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/21/cross-party-mps-group-plots-to-halt-extreme-brexit not a "plot", an emergency rescue operation for the UK

New online generation takes up Holocaust denial - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/22/online-conspiracy-theories-feed-holocaust-denial more bad stuff

Severe weather kills 11 and injures 23 in US Georgia - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/22/severe-weather-kills-11-southern-georgia good job there's no #climatechange to make this more common

Trump presidency begins with defense of false 'alternative facts' - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/22/donald-trump-kellyanne-conway-inauguration-alternative-facts welcome to trumpland

"Gnurk! So are you pleased to see me, or is that a misfiring missile?" - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2017/jan/22/steve-bell-donald-trump-theresa-may-cartoon what a fine word "gnurk" is... Sad!

Trumps geplantes "Streamlining" von #NSA und #CIA - http://fm4.orf.at/stories/1776541/ shortly to be replaced by trump's own Praetorian Guard...


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170120 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170120.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Northern Ireland's EU exit will destroy peace deal, says Adams - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/21/northern-irelands-eu-exit-will-destroy-peace-deal-says-gerry-adams so that's NI & Scotland; what about you, #wales?

Theresa May to travel to US for Donald Trump talks next week - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/21/theresa-may-to-travel-to-us-for-donald-trump-visit-next-week-reports she's been summoned to kowtow earlier than expected

Saturday, 21 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170119 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2017/01/170119.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

"incoming US president is unpopular with British public and any perception of kowtowing to him could prove toxic" - http://www.politico.eu/article/britains-costly-us-donald-trump-embrace-brexit/

650-mile trench stakes out claim for bigger kurdish territory - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/20/kurdish-trench-in-iraq-stakes-out-claim-for-bigger-territory #Kurdistan rising...

crowds attending the inauguration ceremonies of President Donald Trump at 12:01pm - http://live.reuters.com/Event/Election_2016/635362803 timed pic from reuters...

A morning with 'adorable deplorables': why Trump supporters are optimistic - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/20/donald-trump-supporters-inauguration-interview it's simple: they are gullible

Bowe Bergdahl's lawyers say new president's criticism threatens fair trial - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/20/bowe-bergdahl-lawyers-trump-criticism-fair-trial well, that's rather obvious...

Thursday, 19 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170118 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2017/01/170118.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘A cat in hell’s chance’ – why we’re losing the battle to keep global warming below 2C - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/19/cat-in-hells-chance-why-losing-battle-keep-global-warming-2c-climate-change fab

#Scientology's UK HQ angers residents by felling trees in conservation area - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/18/scientologys-uk-hq-angers-residents-by-felling-trees-in-conservation-area time to close it down

Public EU consultation on review of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) - https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/public-consultation-evaluation-and-review-european-union-agency-network-and-information

Shadow cabinet MPs 'considering' voting against article 50 - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/19/shadow-cabinet-mps-considering-voting-against-article-50-labour-brexit-theresa-may-jeremy-corbyn come on,@UKLabour get a clue, show some spine #brexit

#China builds world's biggest solar farm in journey to become green superpower - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/19/china-builds-worlds-biggest-solar-farm-in-journey-to-become-green-superpower take that, trump

"an entirely carbon-free world, including giving abundant energy to people in the poorest countries." - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/19/reasons-to-be-cheerful-full-switch-low-carbon-energy-in-sight #renewables

UK Exporters Getting Fat Off the Weaker Pound and Failing to Grow International Market Share - https://www.poundsterlinglive.com/economics/6014-uk-addicted-to-imports #WellDoneBrexiters

Scotland sets ambitious goal of 66% emissions cut within 15 years - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/19/scotland-sets-ambitious-goal-of-66-emissions-cut-within-15-years another reason to move there if #brexit happens

If you thought Brussels was tough, wait until corporate America writes the rules - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/19/brussels-tough-wait-corporate-america-writes-the-rules #brexiters should read & wake up

Fury at Russian move to soften domestic violence law - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/19/russian-soften-domestic-violence-law-decriminalise-womens-rights "aimed at decriminalising so-called moderate violence" #ru

Lib Dem leader accuses Labour's Corbyn of giving up over #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/19/lib-dem-leader-tim-farron-accuses-labours-jeremy-corbyn-of-giving-up-over-brexit corbyn loses it, farron hopes to win it

Wednesday, 18 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170117 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170117.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Here Come The AIs To Make Office Workers Superfluous - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170106/07070236414/here-come-ais-to-make-office-workers-superfluous.shtml robots, AIs... time to bring in a universal basic income...

Surprise: President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Sentence - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170117/13431636504/surprise-president-obama-commutes-chelsea-mannings-sentence.shtml so what will assange do now?

"We provide computers to students whose household cannot afford one" - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-victim-of-our-own-success-kids/#/ great cause. I've given - pl. support too

Donald Trump says he’s writing his own inaugural address - http://www.salon.com/2017/01/18/donald-trump-claims-hes-writing-his-own-inaugural-address/ oh, goody: this should be fun...

The Economist: We didn’t win the #Brexit argument but eventually could - http://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/interview/the-economist-we-didnt-win-the-brexit-argument-but-eventually-could/ once the real pain begins...

Videos of starving sun bears in a zoo begging for food spark outrage - http://mashable.com/2017/01/18/starving-bears-at-indonesian-zoo/ shame on #indonesia

The ‘Impossible’ Veggie Burger: A Tech Industry Answer to the Big Mac - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/13/business/veggie-burger-impossible-burger.html?_r=0 we need this to succeed

Actual footage shows what it was like to land on Saturn's moon Titan - http://mashable.com/2017/01/12/saturn-moon-titan-landing-video/ amazing; how about this is instead of wars?

Dear Lawmakers: Five Years Ago The Internet Rose Up In Protest & We're Still Watching - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170117/16522136505/dear-lawmakers-five-years-ago-internet-rose-up-protest-were-still-watching.shtml how time flies #SOPA #ACTA

Hundreds of thousands of retired Britons in EU 'may be forced to return' - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/18/retired-britons-eu-return-campaigners-pensioners-spain-healthcare just as we warned... #brexit

Chinese Officials With Government Access To Every Kind Of Personal Data Are Selling It Online - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170109/06535936441/chinese-officials-with-government-access-to-every-kind-personal-data-are-selling-it-online.shtml troubling #china

Tuesday, 17 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170116 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170116.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

A UK trade deal with Trump? Be careful what you wish for - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/16/a-uk-trade-deal-with-trump-be-careful-what-you-wish-for #brexit means less sovereignty; here's why

No deal for Britain is better than a bad deal' - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2017/jan/17/theresa-may-brexit-speech-pound-steadies-ahead-of-theresa-mays-brexit-speech-politics-live exactly: staying in EU is better than leaving without any plan

If we sign up to #TTIP trade deal with Trump, the first thing to be sold off to US corporations will be the #NHS - http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/donald-trump-trade-deal-brexit-theresa-may-ttip-nhs-sold-off-american-us-corporations-a7531111.html

.@Ivanka from Brighton sends climate change reply to Donald Trump - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/17/ivanka-majic-donald-trump-twitter-climate-change-brighton </applause> brilliant move

Prime minister vows to put final #Brexit deal before parliament - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/17/prime-minister-vows-to-put-final-brexit-deal-before-parliament it's a threat: pass it, or we leave with no deal

Monday, 16 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170115 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170115.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

 IFLA, EIFL and EBLIDA call on EU Member States to Deliver on Marrakesh Treaty Ratification - http://www.ifla.org/node/11120 shame on #germany

No 10 welcomes Trump's pledge for a speedy UK-US trade deal - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/16/no-10-welcomes-donald-trumps-pledge-for-a-speedy-uk-us-trade-deal NB: will mean hormone beef, chlorine chicken in UK

Sinn Féin ​refusal to replace McGuinness set to trigger Northern Ireland elections - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/16/sinn-fein-refusal-mcguinness-power-sharing-collapse-northern-ireland potentially big for #brexit

Swedish minister 'shocked' by xenophobia to Swedes in UK - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/16/ann-linde-swedish-minister-xenophobia-swedes-uk-brexit #WellDoneBrexiters, you've made us the racist thugs of EU

UK trade deal with Trump? careful what you wish for - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/16/a-uk-trade-deal-with-trump-be-careful-what-you-wish-for "instantly shatter #Brexiters’ dream of ‘taking back control"

UK cosying up to Trump over Middle East peace process - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/16/uk-cosying-up-to-trump-over-middle-east-peace-process-say-eu-ministers IOW "taking back control" actually means grovelling to US

it's increasingly clear #brexit means UK becomes America's poodle once more, and that's putting it politely...

May: "I want us to be a secure, prosperous, tolerant country" - that's why even Swedes now live in fear in UK - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/16/ann-linde-swedish-minister-xenophobia-swedes-uk-brexit


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170114 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170114.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

"[May] will plead for an end to insults" - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/15/theresa-may-uk-is-prepared-to-accept-hard-brexit while imposing one-sided hard #brexit without compromises #forgetit

Путина попросили помочь в борьбе с коррупцией в Мексике - http://kommersant.ru/doc/3193463 we're so lucky Vlad is here to sort out world's problems

What is the point of #Davos? - https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/01/what-is-the-point-of-davos pathetic and mildly hilarious attempt at self-justification by #wef17 #clueless

Hammond suggests UK without single market could become tax haven - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/15/philip-hammond-suggests-uk-outside-single-market-could-become-tax-haven #brexiters must be so proud...

UK snubs Middle East peace summit in Paris to keep Trump on side - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/15/uk-snubs-middle-east-peace-summit-in-paris-to-keep-trump-onside #brexit means...grovelling to trump like this

What if we could reimagine #copyright? - https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/what-if-we-could-reimagine-copyright now there's a question...

Trump's first UK post-election interview: Brexit a 'great thing' - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/15/trumps-first-uk-post-election-interview-brexit-a-great-thing #brexiters must feel so proud of his endorsement

French progressives dare to hope as maverick Macron surges in polls - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/15/french-progressives-dare-to-hope-as-maverick-macron-surges-in-polls meanwhile, we have corbyn

Sunday, 15 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170113 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170113.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trump suggests he may drop Russia sanctions if Moscow 'is helpful' - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/14/trump-suggests-he-may-drop-russia-sanctions-if-moscow-helpful gosh, nobody saw that coming...

“Maharaj has contracted necrotizing fasciitis at least twice due to “horrific” [prison] sanitation conditions” - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/13/krishna-maharaj-florida-prison-emergency-care #US

Большинство россиян положительно оценили страх мира перед Россией -
http://www.rbc.ru/society/14/01/2017/5879de479a79476614fc8652 that's a pity #ru

Ten things you need to know about #TiSA - http://aftinet.org.au/cms/10-things-about-TiSA-17 all bad...

Netherlands 'will block UK-EU deal without tax avoidance measures' - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/14/netherlands-will-block-eu-deal-with-uk-without-tax-avoidance-measures just the first of 27 other key demands #brexit

Investigation after 3rd death in UK immigration detention centre - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/13/investigation-after-third-death-in-uk-immigration-detention-centre that's now; imagine afterwards #WellDoneBrexiters

Новый аэропорт открылся в Грузии - http://www.kavkaz-uzel.eu/articles/295932/ amazing:@Wikipedia has already added this info - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambrolauri

Saturday, 14 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170112 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170112.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jan/13/whatsapp-backdoor-allows-snooping-on-encrypted-messages well, that's pretty bad...

Hungary defends planned crackdown on foreign-backed NGOs - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/13/hungary-defends-planned-crackdown-on-foreign-backed-ngos #hungary going to a bad place very rapidly

UK's former Moscow ambassador in spotlight over #Trump dossier - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/13/uk-british-former-moscow-ambassador-andrew-wood-trump-dossier Christopher Steele, ‘would not make things up’

EU negotiator wants 'special' deal over access to City post-#Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/13/eu-negotiator-wants-special-deal-over-access-to-city-post-brexit see? #london needs independence from UK...

Trump dossier doesn't faze his voters: 'I haven't been following that' - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/13/trump-supporters-reaction-russia-dossier the stupidity of some supporters is epic

Court Says Tossing A Flashbang Grenade Into A Room With A Toddler Is 'Unreasonable' Police Behavior - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170108/14383136439/court-says-tossing-flashbang-grenade-into-room-with-toddler-is-unreasonable-police-behavior.shtml well, it was

Jakarta: the unlikely capital city of sex and swinging - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/14/jakarta-the-unlikely-capital-city-of-sex-and-swinging er, you can say that again... #id

Thursday, 12 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170111 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170111.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trump's China trademarks risk constitutional crisis: experts - https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumps-china-trademarks-risk-constitutional-crisis-experts-020155442.html but will anything come of this?

Greenpeace: #Neonicotinoids pose risks to multiple species - http://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/greenpeace-neonicotinoids-pose-risks-to-multiple-species/ & us, ultimately, given the threat to our food supplies

#NHS crisis: 20 hospitals declare black alert as patient safety no longer assured - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/11/nhs-crisis-20-hospitals-declare-black-alert-as-patient-safety-no-longer-assured hunt should be fired

Top UK Cop Says Hackers Should Be Punished Not With Prison, But With Jammed WiFi Connections - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170110/03565136446/top-uk-cop-says-hackers-should-be-punished-not-with-prison-with-jammed-wifi-connections.shtml yeah, that'll work

Rwanda's new king named – a father of two living on an estate near Manchester - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/12/rwandas-new-king-named-a-father-of-two-living-on-an-estate-near-manchester a reminder: migrants can be royalty

Wednesday, 11 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170110 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170110.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

"the vast majority of people whichever way they voted now want us to get on and deliver #Brexit" - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/11/government-brexit-supreme-court-theresa-may-article-50 in your dreams...

Water relief for 8,000 thirsty elephants neglected by #Zimbabwe - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/11/water-relief-for-8000-thirsty-elephants-neglected-zimbabwe well done, humans...

Pope Francis's authority challenged by Knights of Malta over condom row - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/11/knights-of-malta-condom-scandal-stretches-from-myanmar-to-the-vatican what a headline, what a time to be alive

"Russia will have much greater respect for our country when I’m leading it" - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2017/jan/11/trump-dossier-russia-has-compromising-material-on-president-elect-live-updates?page=with:block-587667f2e4b0710de27b8802#block-587667f2e4b0710de27b8802 trump's going to lead Russia?

World's largest peatland with vast carbon-storage capacity found in #Congo - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/11/worlds-largest-peatland-vast-carbon-storage-capacity-found-congo we must fund its conservation now

SDLP backs British-Irish rule if Northern Ireland devolution fails - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/11/northern-ireland-british-irish-rule-sdlp-dup-sinn-fein whoa #brexit

Urgent: Please Write to MEPs on the ENVI Committee About #CETA Today - here's what I've just sent: https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.nl/2017/01/please-write-to-meps-on-envi-committee.html #environment

Tuesday, 10 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170109 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170109.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Corbyn on #Brexit: UK can be better off out of the EU - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/09/jeremy-corbyn-uk-is-better-off-out-of-eu-with-managed-migration sad to see Corbyn whoring after the bigot vote here

Johnson: UK 'first in line' for free trade deal with US - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/09/boris-johnson-holds-warm-and-frank-talks-with-trump-aides one bound to lower food and animal welfare standards

‘Is this what the west is really like?’ How it felt to leave China for Britain - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/10/xiaolu-guo-why-i-moved-from-beijing-to-london interesting perspective

"hundreds of pregnant horses hooked up to blood-draining machines" - https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/horse_blood_loc/ wut? how sick can the farming industry get?

#important: #EU Public consultation on Building European data economy - https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/public-consultation-building-european-data-economy chance to make your voice heard - take it

Future-proofing European Research Excellence - http://libereurope.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Future-Proofing-European-Research-Excellence-full-statement.pdf #copyright needs reforming to take account of digital world

don't forget UK consultation on Leveson Inquiry closes at 5pm today - https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-the-leveson-inquiry-and-its-implementation can do online, only takes 5 minutes

Hard #Brexit threatens global financial system, City chiefs tell MPs - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/10/hard-brexit-threatens-global-financial-system-city-chiefs-tell-mps "230,000 job losses in the financial sector"

#PLO threatens to revoke recognition of #Israel if US embassy moves to Jerusalem - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/10/israel-palestine-dispute-us-embsasy-jerusalem-oslo-peace trump destabilising middle east

The #Brexit resistance: ‘It’s getting bigger all the time’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/10/brexit-resistance-getting-bigger-pro-europe-eu-referendum-organising-groups politicians have betrayed us: so we must act on our own

Can we please stop branding compassion as 'liberal elitism?' - http://mashable.com/2017/01/10/compassion-branded-liberal-elitism/ shows how bad things have become: even caring taboo

The FSFE files FOI request for Horizon 2020 - http://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20170110-01.html great idea

Alibaba offers Trump 1 million US jobs, builds bridge for Sino-US ties - http://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2060747/trump-meets-alibabas-jack-ma-talking-jobs-and nice to see Ma duping the man who duped US

Trump’s attorney general pick claims ignorance on tech issues - https://techcrunch.com/2017/01/10/trumps-attorney-general-pick-claims-ignorance-on-tech-issues/ I'm sure this will be fine

Monday, 9 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170108 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170108.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

China raises its low carbon ambitions in new 2020 targets - https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/9532-China-raises-its-low-carbon-ambitions-in-new-2-2-targets #china taking lead as US falls back... #renewables

The Couple Who Saved #China's Ancient Architectural Treasures Before They Were Lost Forever -  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/lovers-shanxi-saved-chinas-ancient-architectural-treasures-before-lost-forever-180961424/ fascinating tale

Why UK is unlikely to get an adequacy determination post #Brexit - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/09/why_the_uk_is_unlikely_to_get_an_adequacy_determination_post_brexit/ most #brexiters don't understand how big this is

#China's #ZTE to slash about 3,000 jobs - sources - http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-zte-idUSKBN14Q13Y well, well

Prosciutto Crudele di #Parma - Un'indagine shock - http://www.prosciuttocrudele.it/ staggering cruelty unleashed upon such intelligent animals #italy

Weekend workouts can benefit health as much as a week of excercise, say researchers - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jan/09/weekend-workouts-nearly-as-good-as-whole-week-of-excercise-researchers-say

Israeli diplomats cautioned against 'operating' British Jewish organisations - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/09/israeli-diplomats-cautioned-against-operating-british-jewish-organisations

National Police Union President Says Asset Forfeiture Abuse Is 'Fake Issue' Generated By The Media - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170107/12162636425/national-police-union-president-says-asset-forfeiture-abuse-is-fake-issue-generated-media.shtml "fake", uh-huh

Corbyn: UK is better off out of EU with 'managed migration' - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/09/jeremy-corbyn-uk-is-better-off-out-of-eu-with-managed-migration OK, just resign now, please: you are useless

.@airchina Bans Shark Fin: Imports to #China down 82% in 3 years - http://wildaid.org/news/air-china-bans-shark-fin-imports-china-down-82-3-years kudos; shame on @FedEx for refusing to ban fins