Sunday, 20 May 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.at/2018/05/180518.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page



Saturday, 19 May 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/05/180517.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Irish PM warns UK could crash out of EU without Brexit deal if no progress soon - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/17/leo-varadkar-theresa-may-sofia-brexit-deal #brexit going well, I see…

EU court upholds curbs on bee-killing pesticide - https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/eu-court-upholds-curbs-on-bee-killing-pesticide/ "against the insecticides clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid because of the risks those substances pose to bees”

EU sets course for US clash with law blocking Iran sanctions - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/17/maersk-tankers-pull-out-of-iran-in-blow-to-nuclear-deal “European leaders to launch statute to protect EU firms doing business in Iran” damn right…


Thursday, 17 May 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/05/180516.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Irish PM warns UK could crash out of EU without Brexit deal if no progress soon - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/17/leo-varadkar-theresa-may-sofia-brexit-deal #brexit going well, I see…

EU court upholds curbs on bee-killing pesticide - https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/eu-court-upholds-curbs-on-bee-killing-pesticide/ "against the insecticides clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid because of the risks those substances pose to bees”

EU sets course for US clash with law blocking Iran sanctions - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/17/maersk-tankers-pull-out-of-iran-in-blow-to-nuclear-deal “European leaders to launch statute to protect EU firms doing business in Iran” damn right…


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EU, Cuba build ties in face of US pressure - https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/news/eu-cuba-build-ties-in-face-of-us-pressure/ EU needs to do more, deeper deals like this… #dumptrump

Trump threatens to use US trade talks to force #NHS to pay more for drugs - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/15/trump-threatens-use-us-trade-talks-force-nhs-pay-drugs/ well done, #brexiters, because of this, people will die from being unable to afford drugs after #brexit

Scientists declare octopi life from another world - https://boingboing.net/2018/05/15/scientists-declare-octopi-as-l.html “possibility that cryopreserved Squid and/or Octopus eggs, arrived in icy bolides several hundred million years ago should not be discounted” er, wut?

“A Chinese-backed plan to build #Cambodia’s biggest dam could “literally kill” the Mekong river” - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/16/leaked-report-warns-cambodias-biggest-dam-could-literally-kill-mekong-river #china destroying other people’s environment again…

“US ‘asks’ are likely to include relaxation of regulations on labelling, food safety, use of genetically-modified organisms (“#GMO”) and #privacy protection in the digital arena, plus greater access for US healthcare providers to the UK market.” - https://www.hks.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/centers/mrcbg/working.papers/USUK FTA 516 FINAL.pdf

"By definition, a deep trade deal means giving up certain amounts of control. " - https://www.hks.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/centers/mrcbg/working.papers/USUK FTA 516 FINAL.pdf #brexiters simply do not understand this: you can’t “take back control” and also have meaningful trade deals…

Professor Larry Summers, former US Treasury Secretary: “It is delusional to think that a US-UK trade deal will happen anytime soon. It is simply not possible.” - https://www.hks.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/centers/mrcbg/working.papers/USUK FTA 516 FINAL.pdf

Footage emerges of ‘distressing’ home visit by immigration officers - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/16/footage-emerges-of-distressing-home-visit-by-immigration-officers UK home office staffed by sadistic morons…

Less Than One Week To Back Our Kickstarter For The CIA’s Card Game; Also Reddit AMA Today - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180515/17495939839/less-than-one-week-to-back-our-kickstarter-cias-card-game-also-reddit-ama-today.shtml from @techdirt

‘Capricious’: Donald Tusk condemns Trump administration - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/16/donald-tusk-condemns-donald-trump-transatlantic-trade-war “European council president says US can no longer be relied upon after threat of trade war” #bravo

UN human rights body to hold special session on violence in Gaza - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/16/un-human-rights-council-special-session-gaza “Any new alleged crime committed in the context of the situation in Palestine may be subjected to the office’s legal scrutiny”


Monday, 14 May 2018

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Subscriptions for the 1% - https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/13/subscriptions-for-the-1-percent/ … “The entire subscription economy is ultimately a 1% economy — it’s focused on a very small subset of users who have demonstrated that they are willing to pay dollars for content.” needs to change

You’ve got pr0n: Yes, smut by email is latest workaround for UK’s looming cock block - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/14/smut_by_email_workaround_for_uk_age_checks/ so many ridiculous holes in UK gov’s plan; just bin it…

Six questions about openness in science - https://poynder.blogspot.nl/2018/05/six-questions-about-openness-in-science.html excellent, thoughtful responses, as ever…

EU steps back from Trump & Polluters at UN climate talks - https://corporateeurope.org/climate-and-energy/2018/05/eu-steps-back-trump-polluters-un-climate-talks here’s an obvious way that the EU can strike back against trump’s breaking of the #iran deal. trump is a waste of time when it comes to climate: ignore him.

Friends without benefits: how Europe was wrongfooted by Trump over Iran - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/14/the-myth-of-trumps-european-allies-shows-of-friendship-dont-signal-influence trump’s “friendship” is worthless: treat him with the contempt he deserves

How the EU’s New Trade Provision Could End Up Justifying More Data Localisation Globally - http://www.project-disco.org/european-union/051418eus-new-trade-provision-end-justifying-data-localisation-globally/ I think the bigger issue is government access to data, not localisation as such


Sunday, 13 May 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/05/180511.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Pentagon sucks up to Trump by censoring mentions of climate change in its global risks assessment - https://boingboing.net/2018/05/11/extreme-weather.html who would have guessed that the Pentagon was full of such cowards…

Peers to rebel over ‘toothless’ post-#Brexit green watchdog - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/12/peers-to-rebel-over-toothless-environment-watchdog-brexit go go go, my lords and ladies…


Saturday, 12 May 2018

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US faces European backlash against Iran sanctions - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/11/europe-prepares-countermeasures-against-us-iran-sanctions US ambassador "telling German businesses they should wind down their links with #Iran."

BBC rejects complaints that Newsnight made Corbyn look ‘more Russian’ - https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/may/11/bbc-rejects-complaints-newsnight-corbyn-russian newsflash: BBC says BBC is practically perfect in every way…