Friday, 17 February 2017

170217


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170216 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170216.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Samba troupe’s political plan for Rio carnival ignites firestorm with farm lobby - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/16/rio-carnival-samba-protest-amazon-dam-environment good for them… #brazil

Britain starting to reassess US as an ally, Scottish Tory leader says - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/17/britain-starting-to-reassess-us-ally-scottish-tory-leader-ruth-davidson-says well, that’s interesting



Trump considers mobilizing national guard for immigration roundups - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/17/trump-immigration-roundup-national-guard definitely not martial law or a coup…



Thursday, 16 February 2017

170216


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170215 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170215.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Open Inheritance Art - http://openiart.uk/ “provides searchable access to over 36,000 works of art owned privately in the UK” #opendata

Stop Abusing Elephants at the Surin Elephant Round-up festival in #Thailand - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/617/804/915/ appalling abuse if true

Greens accuse Socialists of failure to stand up to corporate power as [some] MEPs vote to support #CETA trade deal - http://mollymep.org.uk/2017/02/15/socialists-failure-ceta/

#Tencent confirms #WeChat will introduce paid content for official accounts - http://technode.com/2017/02/16/tencent-confirms-wechat-will-introduce-paid-content-for-official-accounts/ this is the future, I think… #china


Ineos approached >5 East Midlands local councils to allow it to search 4 shale gas under council play parks - http://spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/climate/item/5948-local-community-spaces-in-east-midlands-at-risk-from-fracking-exploration #frack


if Ninova wins elections, “she would make sure the Bulgarian parliament will reject #CETA’s ratification” - http://www.euractiv.com/section/elections/news/french-and-german-socialists-divided-by-ceta-vote/

Malmström: #CETA done, Mexico and Mercosur next up - http://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/news/malmstrom-ceta-done-mexico-and-mercosur-next-up/ oh no it’s not: keep up pressure on your governments, people

Valve’s Gabe Newell: #VR could “turn out to be a complete failure” - https://arstechnica.co.uk/gaming/2017/02/valve-gabe-newell-vr-failure/ it will, just like last time - remember #VRML?

Out of the loop: Rex Tillerson finds state department sidelined by White House - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/16/rex-tillerson-state-department-sidelined-by-white-house #ThisIsFine


Fifty shades of Justin Trudeau - http://brief.euractiv.com/2017/02/16/the-brief-sponsored-by-statoil-fifty-shades-of-justin-trudeau/ “You’re meant to be representatives of the people not panting groupies.”

#Amazon rainforest’s final frontier under threat from oil and soya - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/feb/16/amazon-rainforest-final-frontier-in-brazil-under-threat-from-oil-and-soya shame on greedy @BP_plc the destroyer


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

170215


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170214 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170214.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

last chance: Please Write to Your MEPs About Today’s’s Critical - and Final - #CETA Vote - http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.nl/2017/02/please-write-to-your-meps-about-next.html here’s what I’ve sent

Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/us/politics/russia-intelligence-communications-trump.html this is getting interesting - and serious

Nuttall claims spike in hate crimes following #Brexit is ‘fabricated’ - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ukip-leader-paul-nuttall-rise-in-hate-crimes-a7560381.html so he says all the police forces lied, then?

“The dawn of #Brexit promises no significant freedom or opportunity that wasn’t there the day before.” - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/15/brexiteers-blame-milk-honey-delusional-expectations-gove-johnson

#CETA ratified by EP: so it looks like many MEPs from @TheProgressives betrayed the EU public, as feared. the fight moves to national level

“We made #CETA better on the way towards a more progressive trade policy”, say S&Ds - http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=9e180a6b42ef1eae663a9e517&id=0e2431c651&e=78e1c0c8ff rubbish: you blew it – again

Scottish Sheriff Awards Couple Compensation For ‘Distress’ Caused By Neighbor’s Use Of #CCTV - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170214/03215936704/scottish-sheriff-awards-couple-compensation-distress-caused-neighbors-use-cctv.shtml important decision

Citizens’ rights undermined by flawed #CETA deal - https://edri.org/citizens-rights-undermined-flawed-ceta-deal/ “weakened protection of personal data & privacy of EU citizens”

UK fishermen may not win ‘waters back’ after Brexit, EU memo reveals - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/15/uk-fishermen-may-not-win-waters-back-after-brexit-eu-memo-reveals oh, bad luck, #brexiters

UN chief: united Europe essential to keep peace in ‘chaotic’ world - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/15/un-chief-antonio-guterres-united-europe-essential-to-keep-peace-in-chaotic-world #brexit: making us all less safe everywhere…

Ministers signal they are against deposits despite evidence plan would slash litter & boost recycling rates to 98% - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4225292/Ministers-signal-against-plastic-bottle-deposits.html

#Apple Wants To Stop You Fixing Your iPhone And iPad: Source Says It Will Testify Against ‘#RightToRepair’ Law - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170215/02473736716/apple-wants-to-stop-you-fixing-your-iphone-ipad-source-says-it-will-testify-against-right-to-repair-legislation.shtml


170214


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170213 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170213.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Wine lovers face triple whammy Brexit price rise, says UK trade body - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/feb/14/brexit-wine-champagne-prosecco-more-expensive-uk-trade-body at least brexit toffs will suffer a bit…

65% of British public support new Clean Air Act, says survey - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/feb/14/65-percent-british-public-want-clean-air-act-pollution-harmful-uk-survey pity it’s likely to get worse after #brexit

A vote against #CETA would reset EU trade agenda - http://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/opinion/a-vote-against-ceta-would-reset-europes-trade-agenda/ “giving super-rights for investors must not be aim any longer”

A cocktail of risks: Brexit a ‘danger’ to environmental laws, Greens warn - http://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/a-cocktail-of-risks-brexit-a-danger-to-environmental-laws-greens-warn/ banana republic with 3rd-world pollution

“Trump’s state visit will be marked by the biggest protest against racism and hatred in our country’s history” - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/14/government-says-trump-receive-full-courtesy-state-visit-petition

#CA mining corporation sues to force Romanians to accept toxic goldmine - https://corporateeurope.org/sites/default/files/attachments/gold_digging_with_investor_state_lawsuits.pdf 40,000 US companies can sue EU with #CETA

EIFL joins advocates of quality education to call for a better #copyright reform in Europe - http://www.eifl.net/news/better-copyright-reform-education we need this

Please Write to Your MEPs About Tomorrow’s Critical - and Final - #CETA Vote - http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.nl/2017/02/please-write-to-your-meps-about-next.html here’s what I’ve sent #stopceta

After Passing Worst Surveillance Law In A Democracy, UK Now Proposes Worst Anti-Whistleblowing Law - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170213/08484736698/after-passing-worst-surveillance-law-democracy-uk-now-proposes-worst-anti-whistleblowing-law.shtml must not pass

Iranian Oscar nominee gets free #London screening in snub to US travel ban - https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/14/the-slaesman-trafalgar-square-uk-premiere-asghar-farhadi-oscars another great move by @SadiqKhan #iran

#CETA: Labour under pressure to reject EU-Canada trade deal - http://energydesk.greenpeace.org/2017/02/14/ceta-vote-labour-union-letter/ pl. email MEPs using https://www.writetothem.com/ today

From sea to plate: how plastic got into our fish - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/feb/14/sea-to-plate-plastic-got-into-fish this really depressing…

Monday, 13 February 2017

170213


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170212 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170212.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

How China’s Insatiable Demand for Timber Threatens Congo’s Rainforests - http://www.chinafile.com/china-africa-project/how-chinas-insatiable-demand-timber-threatens-congos-rainforests come on, #china, sort this please


Trumps bisherige Bilanz - http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/donald-trump-und-seine-bisherige-bilanz-big-loser-so-sad-kommentar-a-1134016.html “es mehren sich die Anzeichen, dass ihm bereits die Munition ausgeht.”

Why Does #China Allow Freer Social Media? Protests versus Surveillance and Propaganda - https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2900195 interesting

Please Write to Your MEPs About This Week’s Critical - and Final - #CETA Vote - http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.nl/2017/02/please-write-to-your-meps-about-next.html here’s what I’ve sent #ISDS #canada

A battle rages for the future of the Web - https://arstechnica.co.uk/information-technology/2017/02/future-of-the-www-timbl-drm/ good piece on how @w3c is betraying billions of web users… #DRM

Stars & journalists lose appetite 4 correspondents’ dinner under Trump - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/12/white-house-correspondents-dinner-donald-trump self-respecting journalists should boycott


Lake Oroville dam: mass evacuation ordered over collapse threat - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/13/lake-oroville-thousands-evacuated-part-tallest-dam-us-fail people listening to experts, whatever next?

Britons living in the EU face Brexit backlash, leaked paper warns - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/13/uk-treatment-of-eu-nationals-could-lead-to-backlash-against-britons-living-in-the-eu not that #brexit bigots give a damn…

UK labour shortages reported as EU worker numbers fall - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/13/uk-labour-shortages-brexit-as-eu-worker-numbers-fall after #brexit these industries will be on their knees

UK unprepared for exiting Europe’s green legislation, says Lucas - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/13/uk-unprepared-for-exiting-europes-green-legislation-says-mp get ready for #brexit to trash UK’s environment

Pant by numbers: the cities with the most dangerous air – listed - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/datablog/2017/feb/13/most-polluted-cities-world-listed-region bad news all over the place…

#Australia’s extreme heatwave is a preview of things to come - https://www.newscientist.com/article/2121089-australias-extreme-heatwave-is-a-preview-of-things-to-come/ “In 30, 40, 50 years, they will be relatively normal”

Sonos hikes UK prices by 25% due to Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/feb/13/sonos-hikes-uk-prices-by-25-due-to-brexit plenty more of this coming soon… #WellDoneBrexiters

Brexit migration cuts could push state pension age up - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/12/brexit-migration-cuts-could-push-state-pension-age/ oh, bad luck selfish old #brexiters - you work until mid-70s

North Korea’s missile test is a high five from one narcissist with bad hair to another - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/13/north-korea-missile-test-kim-jong-un-donald-trump-nuclear-weapons-toys-halt-stand-off love that headline…


Sunday, 12 February 2017

170212


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170211 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170211.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Northern Ireland peace at risk because of #Brexit, says Bertie Ahern - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/11/irelnd-peace-risk-brexit-bertie-ahern obviously…

Senior White House official refuses to say if Trump supports Michael Flynn - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/12/michael-flynn-national-security-donald-trump-russia so that’s a “no”, then…


170211


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170210 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170210.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Speak out against CETA - https://act.wemove.eu/campaigns/ceta-en important chance to stop #CETA this weekend

Please Write to Your MEPs About Next Week’s Critical - and Final - #CETA Vote - http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.nl/2017/02/please-write-to-your-meps-about-next.html here’s what I’ve sent #ISDS #canada

America is a home for the world’s most talented. A travel ban risks losing them - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/11/iran-shahrzad-changalvaee-trump-travel-ban just like post-#brexit UK…

Palm Beach businesses stung by cost of hosting Trump’s weekend retreat - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/11/palm-beach-businesses-cost-trump-mar-a-lago trump wreaking havoc wherever he goes

Theresa May faces public backlash over hard #Brexit, poll finds - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/11/theresa-may-hard-brexit-public-backlash-icm-poll May must listen and act accordingly

a “hard” #brexit was not on the referendum paper - May has no mandate or right to push for it - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/11/theresa-may-hard-brexit-public-backlash-icm-poll