Wednesday, 22 November 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171120 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/11/171120.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Top German Judges Slam EU Plans To Create Global Court To Enforce #ISDS - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171120/09250538649/top-german-judges-slam-eu-plans-to-create-global-court-to-enforce-corporate-sovereignty.shtml EU should stop putting corporations above nations


UK government votes that animals are incapable of feeling emotion and pain - https://boingboing.net/2017/11/20/uk-government-votes-that-anima.html shameful; prelude to lowering animal welfare standards as part of US FTA

“amid signs that some EU nations no longer feel the need to automatically support an isolationist former partner.” - https://www.theguardian.com/law/2017/nov/20/no-british-judge-on-world-court-for-first-time-in-its-71-year-history

Once More European Parliament Shows Council The Road To © Common Sense On Article 13 - http://copybuzz.com/analysis/ep-shows-council-road-common-sense-article-13/ well done LIBE MEPs & @michalboni


Belief that customs system will be ready for Brexit ‘borders on insanity’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/20/belief-that-customs-system-will-be-ready-for-brexit-borders-on-insanity when are #brexiters going to wake up to reality

Lords: Stop MPs’ Heartless Animal Vote - https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/uk_animal_bill_loc/ the true face of #brexit: cruel & stupid


Monday, 20 November 2017

171120


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171119 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/11/171119.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Five-a-day eating targets ‘will be unaffordable for millions after Brexit’ - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/nov/20/five-a-day-eating-targets-will-be-unaffordable-for-millions-after-brexit #brexit is taking UK back to 18th century - just as Rees Mogg wants


May under pressure to justify paying higher #Brexit divorce bill - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/19/theresa-may-under-pressure-justify-higher-brexit-divorce-bill-cabinet-meeting ridiculous: £40bn small price to pay for good deal


Barnier says EU will not compromise standards in future UK trade deal - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/20/barnier-eu-standards-uk-trade-deal good, it’s the only thing that will safeguard UK regulations

Electoral Commission launches inquiry into leave campaign funding - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/20/electoral-commission-launches-inquiry-into-leave-campaign-funding “reasonable grounds to suspect an offence may have been committed” #brexit

The Sad Legacy Of #Copyright: Locking Up Scientific Knowledge And Impeding Progress - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171117/14341938639/sad-legacy-copyright-locking-up-scientific-knowledge-impeding-progress.shtml people are dying because of this

"Large private sector organisations are also considering moving to Europe and we can expect many to do so over next few years” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/20/london-loses-european-medicines-agency-amsterdam-brexit-relocation #brexit

How China made Victoria’s Secret a pawn in its ruthless global game - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/20/victorias-secret-china-censorship-lingerie-gigi-hadid-gaffe-repressive-state good analysis of china’s subtle but effective game


Sunday, 19 November 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171118 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.at/2017/11/171118.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

South West Water: Pollution, Floods And Profits - https://corporatewatch.org/south-west-water-privatisation-pollution-floods-and-a-lot-of-cash/ water should never be privatised #commons


This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.


171118


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171117 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/11/171117.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK considers tax on single-use plastics to tackle ocean pollution - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/18/uk-considers-tax-on-single-use-plastics-to-tackle-ocean-pollution if effective, that would be laudable

Ireland will block progress of #Brexit talks without border guarantee - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/17/tusk-tells-uk-no-trade-talks-without-progress-on-money-and-ireland & that guarantee would mean accepting EU regs


This incredibly cute creature is threatened by selfie tourism - http://mashable.com/2017/11/18/slow-loris-selfie-tourism-facebook-cute-animal/ more here about this abuse - https://www.ticklingistorture.org/

Giant airship comes loose in UK - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/18/worlds-longest-aircraft-airlander-10-collapses-in-uk they really should christen it “#brexit”

Harvey Weinstein had secret hitlist of 91 names to quash sex scandal - https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/nov/18/harvey-weinstein-secret-hitlist-sex-scandal staggering; what a total reptile (apologies to reptiles)

Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes diplomatic office in Washington - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/18/palestinians-threaten-us-washington-diplomatic-office threats and counter-threats #pa

Can you guess what they found this anti-gay conservative Republican doing with another man? - https://boingboing.net/2017/11/18/can-you-guess-what-they-found.html bit of a stumper


Saturday, 18 November 2017

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Ireland threatens to block progress of #Brexit talks over border - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/17/irish-pm-brexit-backing-politicians-did-not-think-t... "Brexit-backing politicians had not “thought all this through”

How did the free sharing of scientific knowledge and culture become the worst crime our justice systems could think of? - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/11/how-did-the-free-sharing-of-scientific-knowledge-and-culture-become-the-worst-crime-our-justice-systems-could-think-of/ #oa

‘We should be on the offensive’ – James Hansen calls for wave of climate lawsuits - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/17/we-should-be-on-the-offensive-james-hansen-calls-for-wave-of-climate-lawsuits quite right

“British cabinet was still in “cuckoo land” if it believed that the EU would offer anything more.” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/16/leaked-eu-paper-dents-mays-hopes-for-bespoke-brexit-trade-deal #brexiters are

Downing Street denies it will back down over fixing date of #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/17/downing-street-denies-it-will-back-down-over-fixing-date-of-brexit may must be working for the russians…

Tusk tells UK: no trade talks without progress on money and Ireland - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/17/tusk-tells-uk-no-trade-talks-without-progress-on-money-and-ireland time running out for #brexit fantasists




Tuesday, 14 November 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171113 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/11/171113.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

US switches focus of its Bonn event from clean energy to fossil fuels - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/10/us-switches-focus-of-its-bonn-event-from-clean-energy-to-fossil-fuels go home, US, you’re drunk

Welcome to the brave new world of workplace #surveillance - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/11/welcome-brave-new-world-workplace-surveillance/ stop reading this, get back to work…

John Redwood criticised over advice to pull money out of UK - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/13/labour-accuses-john-redwood-of-talking-britain-down he should resign for this typical #brexit hypocrisy #dyson


Monday, 13 November 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171112 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/11/171112.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

US switches focus of its Bonn event from clean energy to fossil fuels - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/10/us-switches-focus-of-its-bonn-event-from-clean-energy-to-fossil-fuels go home, US, you’re drunk

Welcome to the brave new world of workplace #surveillance - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/11/welcome-brave-new-world-workplace-surveillance/ stop reading this, get back to work…

John Redwood criticised over advice to pull money out of UK - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/13/labour-accuses-john-redwood-of-talking-britain-down he should resign for this typical #brexit hypocrisy #dyson


Sunday, 12 November 2017

171112


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171111 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/11/171111.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Boris Johnson has been embarrassing Britain for long enough. It’s time for him to go - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/11/jeremy-corbyn-boris-johnson-iran he’s not wrong…

Restaurants fear #Brexit will turn boom to bust - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/nov/11/restaurants-brexit-boom-to-bust-uk-hospitality-industry “We are struggling at the moment to find staff because of Brexit”

Free Will in the Theory of Everything - https://arxiv.org/pdf/1709.02874.pdf "this solution will give room neither for “Divine Intervention”, nor for “Free Will” - deep stuff from deep thinker

UK woman held in Iran jail ‘angry and in tears’ at Boris Johnson remarks - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/nov/12/woman-jailed-in-iran-shocked-by-boris-johnsons-comments-her-husband-says ‘lumps have been found in her breasts’

“ministers are ‘aghast’ at demands for hard #Brexit from Michael Gove and Boris Johnson” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/12/uk-government-tensions-rise-after-leak-of-letter-to-prime-minister a reptilian pair

Artist’s ‘sexual’ robin redbreast Christmas cards banned by Facebook - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/nov/12/artists-sexual-robin-redbreast-christmas-cards-banned-by-facebook & they want people to trust them with nude pix?


171111


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171110 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/11/171110.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#AU: Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministerial Statement - http://dfat.gov.au/trade/agreements/tpp/news/Pages/trans-pacific-partnership-ministerial-statement.aspx with links to documents #TPP


Saturday, 11 November 2017

171110


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171109 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/11/171109.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Recent Intel Chipsets Have A Built-In Hidden Computer, Running Minix With A Networking Stack And A Web Server - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171108/09095338574/recent-intel-chipsets-have-built-in-hidden-computer-running-minix-with-networking-stack-web-server.shtml

Responsible Sourcing of Critical Metals - http://elementsmagazine.org/2017/10/07/responsible-sourcing-of-critical-metals/ important issue

Algorithmic Videos Are Making YouTube Unsuitable For Young Children, And Google’s ‘Revenue Architecture’ Is To Blame - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171107/11023638563/algorithmic-videos-are-making-youtube-unsuitable-young-children-googles-revenue-architecture-is-to-blame.shtml


Louis CK responds to sexual misconduct allegations: ‘These stories are true’ - https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/nov/10/louis-ck-statement-sexual-misconduct-allegations-these-stories-are-true at least he had the grace to do this


Friday, 10 November 2017

171109


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171108 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/11/171108.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

European parliament contradicts UK claim on deal on citizens’ rights - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/09/european-parliament-contradicts-uk-claim-deal-on-citizens-rights UK government lying again… #brexit

Michael Bloomberg’s ‘war on coal’ goes global with $50m fund - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/09/michael-bloombergs-war-on-coal-goes-global-with-50m-fund bravo


Malta in hot water over trapping of protected birds - https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/malta-in-hot-water-over-trapping-of-protected-birds/ shame on #malta for allowing this brutal, primitive #animal abuse

EU cuts UK growth forecast as eurozone motors ahead - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/nov/09/eu-cuts-uk-growth-forecast-as-eurozone-motors-ahead and that’s with optimistic assumptions #brexit


With us or US? Barnier challenges May on kind of society UK wants - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/09/germany-leading-push-stricter-eu-line-brexit-talks-uk-chief-negotiator-financial-settlement key question: do you want chlorine chicken with your hormone beef?

What the @Sci_Hub saga and #DNA testing services can teach us about #privacy - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/11/sci-hub-saga-dna-testing-services-can-teach-us-privacy/ it’s all about control #oa #copyright

32 European ministers call for more #FreeSoftware in governmental infrastructure - https://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20171109-01.en.html great; but will anything actually happen?

important: there’s no #TPP deal yet according to this - https://twitter.com/FP_Champagne/status/928676059230371843

#Israeli anti-corruption police question Netanyahu for fifth time - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/09/israeli-police-question-benjamin-netanyahu-in-corruption-inquiry anybody would think there’s something dodgy

Too early to talk gun control, not too early to bork iPhone security - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/11/09/us_government_texas_shooting_iphone_backdoor/ good point #crypto


Wednesday, 8 November 2017

171108


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171107 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/11/171107.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Rare victory for rainforests as nations vow to stop ‘death by chocolate’ - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/08/rare-victory-for-rainforests-as-nations-vow-to-stop-death-by-chocolate kudos to govs of Ghana & Ivory Coast

Facebook asks users for nude photos in project to combat revenge porn - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/nov/07/facebook-revenge-porn-nude-photos @facebook exploring just how stupid its users are…


Big Meat and Dairy’s Supersized Climate Footprint - https://www.iatp.org/supersized-climate-footprint appalling #climatechange

Ex-Israeli PM introduced Weinstein to agents who ‘suppressed abuse allegations’ - https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/nov/08/ex-israeli-pm-introduced-weinstein-to-agents-who-suppressed-abuse-allegations all such lovely people

Priti Patel forced to resign over unofficial meetings with Israelis - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/08/priti-patel-forced-to-resign-over-unofficial-meetings-with-israelis damn right

Coal-fired plant shifted $1bn offshore while pocketing $117m from Australian taxpayers - https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/08/coal-fired-plant-shifted-1bn-offshore-while-pocketing-117m-from-australian-taxpayers stop #adani now #au

Priti Patel fallout erodes public trust and diminishes UK’s stature, say critics - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/nov/08/priti-patel-fallout-erodes-public-trust-diminishes-uk-stature-critics-warn don’t worry, our stature gone now #brexit


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

171107


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171106 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/11/171106.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Offshore cash helped fund Steve Bannon’s attacks on Hillary Clinton - https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/07/steve-bannon-bermuda-robert-mercer and maybe #brexit? #Mercer

Dear Senators Portman & Blumenthal: What Should Blogs Do If SESTA Passes? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171107/10023238562/dear-senators-portman-blumenthal-what-should-blogs-do-if-sesta-passes.shtml important question


Planting #trees could mop up ten years’ worth of greenhouse gases - https://www.newscientist.com/article/2152648-planting-trees-could-mop-up-ten-years-worth-of-greenhouse-gases/ we need to do this, and quickly…


Monday, 6 November 2017

171106


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171105 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2017/11/171105.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Red squirrels successfully reintroduced to north-west Scottish Highlands - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/06/red-squirrels-successfully-established-in-scottish-highlands well, that’s good

US Senate hearing confirms #Facebook is perfect #surveillance machine: what can we do about it? - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/11/us-senate-hearing-confirms-facebook-perfect-surveillance-machine-can/ pay up 4 services

Cost of wind keeps dropping, and there’s little coal, nuclear can do to stop it - https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/11/economics-working-against-coal-as-cost-of-wind-solar-power-drops/ bad luck, trumpy coalminers…

Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt says Church the best place to be shot - https://boingboing.net/2017/11/06/fox-news-ainsley-earhardt-sa.html holy guns…

Charging deer kills hunter outside Paris, police say - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/06/deer-kills-hunter-france seems only fair that deer should win a match occasionally…


Sunday, 5 November 2017

171105


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171104 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.at/2017/11/171104.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK firms want a #Brexit transition deal by March - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/nov/05/most-uk-firms-preparing-for-no-deal-brexit-warns-cbi UK gov won’t even have a plan by then…

Boris Johnson in spotlight as questions raised over Russian influence on UK - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/04/boris-johnson-brexit-russia-trump well, look at that... #brexit

Trump accused of obstructing satellite research into #climatechange - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/nov/05/donald-trump-accused-blocking-satellite-climate-change-research his infamy will live forever (if we survive)

Ministers ‘could be in contempt of parliament over #Brexit papers’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/05/ministers-could-be-in-contempt-of-parliament-over-brexit-papers release them now…

Tory whip steps down as more MPs are caught up in harassment scandal - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/05/conservative-mp-dan-poulter-investigated-by-party-over-allegations who’s next?


171104


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171103 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.at/2017/11/171103.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“Der von der Europ√§ischen Kommission angestrebte Weg, ein multinationales Gericht zu schaffen, der falsche Weg.” - http://www.drb.de/stellungnahmen/2017/multilateraler-gerichtshof-fuer-investitionsstreitigkeiten.html

‘There’s a lot more there’: Mueller ups the stakes in Trump-Russia inquiry - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/04/robert-mueller-donald-trump-russia-manafort-gates-papadopoulos

Most scientists now reject the idea that the first Americans came by land - https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/11/majority-of-scientists-now-agree-that-humans-came-to-the-americas-by-boat/


Saturday, 4 November 2017

171103


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171102 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.at/2017/11/171102.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Estonian Presidency On © & Censorship: Oops!…I Did It Again - http://copybuzz.com/analysis/estonian-presidency-censorship-oops/ why does #estonia want to destroy the Internet? #ee

Internet Association Sells Out The Internet: Caves In And Will Now Support Revised #SESTA - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171103/14324838548/internet-association-sells-out-internet-caves-will-now-support-revised-sesta.shtml awful move


Friday, 3 November 2017

171102


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171101 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/11/171101.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Fox: “no objection” to importing chlorine-rinsed chicken under a post-Brexit trade deal with the US” - https://www.politico.eu/article/brexit-uk-parliament-six-things-we-learned-from-blockbuster-day-for-uk-committees/ #brexit

#NewZealand launches biggest ever drive to attract Brexit Britain’s builders - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/02/new-zealand-launches-biggest-ever-drive-to-attract-brexit-britains-builders no nurses, no builders, in #brexit UK


Archaeologists discover mysterious void deep within Great Pyramid of Giza - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/nov/02/archaeolgists-discover-mysterious-void-deep-within-great-pyramid-of-giza the lights went out when I was in there


The running costs of eLife 2.0 - https://elifesciences.org/labs/85a7155a/the-running-costs-of-elife-2-0 “four months after the launch”; #opensource

Russian hacking went far beyond US election, digital hitlist reveals - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/nov/02/russian-hacking-beyond-us-election-digital-hitlist “lone hacker” theory “absurd”

‘Enjoy menstruation, even on the subway’: Stockholm art sparks row - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/nov/02/enjoy-menstruation-subway-stockholm-art-row-liv-stromquist just can’t think why… #se

Iceland’s president asks opposition Left-Greens to form coalition - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/02/iceland-president-left-greens-form-coalition intriguing #is


Thursday, 2 November 2017

171101


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171031 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/11/171031.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Spinoff: Whatever The Reports About Russian Trolls Buying Ads Is Initially, It’s Way, Way Worse - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171031/11090138521/spinoff-whatever-reports-about-russian-trolls-buying-ads-is-initially-way-way-worse.shtml truly

In Xi’s new era, Chinese diplomacy will be a display of hard power - http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2117726/xis-new-era-chinese-diplomacy-will-be-display-hard-power well, that’s going to be fab, isn’t it? #china



Wednesday, 1 November 2017

171031


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171030 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/10/171030.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


“Brits abroad look at the fact other countries see us in retreat, having lost our way.” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/30/government-refuses-to-release-details-of-studies-into-economic-impact-of-brexit and how #brexit


call for an immediate inquiry to uncover foreign interference in the UK’s electoral processes - https://bestforbritain.org/russianroulette

Joseph Mifsud. The “professor” in the Papadopoulos – Manafort revelations. - https://jonworth.eu/joseph-mifsud-professor-papadopoulos-manafort-revelations/ fascinating stuff…

Brexit: Whitehall headcount to balloon by 8000 workers - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/31/uk-has-spent-half-a-billion-gearing-up-for-eu-exit-says-david-davis fab - I can almost smell all the money #brexit will save us