Tuesday, 25 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161023 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2016/10/161023.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Belgium given EU ultimatum to secure Canada trade deal, but Wallonia defiant - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/oct/24/belgium-eu-ultimatum-canada-trade-deal-ceta-wallonia threats a great idea here..not #CETA

Murder of Brazil official marks new low in war on Amazon environmentalists - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/24/brazil-amazon-environmentalist-murder-luiz-alberto-araujo awful news; is rule of law dead? #br

#TPP and Free Trade: Time to Retake the English Language - http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/38101-the-tpp-and-free-trade-time-to-retake-the-english-language "TPP is not about free trade"

Hazards ahead for TISA talks - http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-trade/2016/10/hazards-ahead-for-tisa-talks-217012 NB: #TISA is a mixed agreement, like #CETA....

Report: IP Rights, Corporate Interests Threaten Small Farmers’ Right To Seeds, Biodiversity - http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/10/24/report-ip-rights-corporate-interests-threaten-small-farmers-right-seeds-biodiversity/ #TPP #TTIP

EU trade deal with Canada collapses as Belgium refuses to sign - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/24/eu-trade-deal-with-canada-collapses-as-belgium-refuses-to-sign "collapse"? no, but it's certainly in trouble #CETA

EU trade deal with Canada on brink of collapse - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/24/eu-trade-deal-with-canada-collapses-as-belgium-refuses-to-sign " All concerns have been tackled."rubbish, they have been ignored

Beta Wayback Machine – Now with Site Search - http://blog.archive.org/2016/10/24/beta-wayback-machine-now-with-site-search/ fab news

Sunday, 23 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161022 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/10/161022.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

#CETA: Pittella calls for a swift compromise - http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=9e180a6b42ef1eae663a9e517&id=47416b017a&e=78e1c0c8ff @TheProgressives still utterly clueless on #CETA's deep problems

#Japan: stop the #whale slaughter - hours left - https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/stop_the_whales_slaughter_loc/ "creation of the South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary" #IWC


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161021 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/10/161021.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Tory health minister calls #Brexit vote 'a terrible mistake' - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/oct/22/lord-prior-tory-health-minister-brexit-vote-terrible-mistake politicians gradually finding courage to speak out

Unauthorised communication to the public in an online environment as a criminal offence in the UK? - http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2016/10/unauthorised-communication-to-public-in.html looks v bad #UK

#CETA: A way out of European self-dwarfism - http://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/opinion/ceta-a-way-out-of-european-self-dwarfism/ this "CETA or we are doomed" is absurd: the future is better deals

#Brexit: leading banks set to pull out of UK early next year - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/oct/22/leading-banks-set-to-pull-out-of-brexit-uk & so it begins...

Saturday, 22 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161020 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/10/161020.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Canada-EU trade negotiations still gridlocked as horse trading continues [Updated] - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/10/ceta-signing-scuppered-belgium-regional-governments/ #Wallonia stands strong #CETA

Polish woman jeered at for saying she no longer feels welcome in Britain - http://mashable.com/2016/10/21/polish-woman-brexit-booed-uk/ #brexiters shame us daily

#CETA deal on the brink of collapse as Canada admits defeat - http://waronwant.org/media/ceta-deal-brink-collapse-canada-admits-defeat interesting times...

Opposition walk out ahead of Diet committee deliberation on #TPP - http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/10/21/national/politics-diplomacy/opposition-party-members-walk-ahead-diet-committee-deliberation-tpp/ "ruling parties could steamroll approval" #japan

Onshore windfarms more popular than thought, UK poll finds - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/20/onshore-windfarms-more-popular-than-thought-uk-poll-finds so much for the sovereignty of the people

Thursday, 20 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161019 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/10/161019.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Schulz makes a plea to back #CETA - http://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/news/schulz-makes-a-plea-to-back-eu-canada-trade-deal/ selling out again; but he does raise EU-Vietnam FTA, which must also be stopped

Facebook bans 'offensive' Swedish breast cancer awareness video - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/oct/20/facebook-bans-swedish-breast-cancer-awareness-video-for-being-offensive shame on you,@facebook

Comment l’AECG Canada-Union EuropĂ©enne va miner la dĂ©mocratie - http://behindthenumbers.ca/2016/10/14/comment-laecg-canada-union-europeenne-va-miner-la-democratie/ #CETA

Montaigne Institute warns EU against abandoning #TTIP - http://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/news/montaigne-institute-warns-the-eu-against-abandoning-ttip/ notice how there is nothing for the public in this defence

#TTIP: the impact on the Greek democracy, economy and society - http://www.bilaterals.org/?ttip-the-impact-on-the-greek #greece

Wednesday, 19 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161018 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/10/161018.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

UK hard #Brexit pullout risks big fall in GDP and trade gridlock at ports - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/oct/18/theresa-may-given-stark-warning-about-leaving-customs-union?CMP=share_btn_tw well, imagine that

Outrage over actor Rahama Sadau's hug highlights #Nigeria's divisions - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/19/rahama-sadau-ban-nigeria-religious-divides-rap-video-i-love-you-classiq these people are pathetic

I hate Trump and Farage. But on free trade they have a point - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/19/free-trade-broken-idea-elites-deals-ceta-ttip-economic people finally wake up to dangers of #CETA & #TTIP

World's mammals being eaten into extinction, report warns - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/19/worlds-mammals-being-eaten-into-extinction-report-warns so depressing

.@FedEx: Please Stop Transporting Captive Dolphins for Human Entertainment - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/846/385/391/ if you don't, time for a boycott?

UK Parliament's European Scrutiny Committee fails to understand #CETA's problems, waves it through - http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/european-scrutiny-committee/meeting-summary-201516/oral/41281.html no surprise

Your dynamic IP address is now protected personal data under EU law - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/10/eu-dynamic-static-ip-personal-data/ as is your static one... #privacy

EU-Canada trade deal still delayed by Belgian regional parliament - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/19/eu-canada-free-trade-deal-delayed-belgium-ceta #ISDS rightly main sticking point for #CETA

Brazilian politician who led Rousseff impeachment arrested on corruption charges - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/19/eduardo-cunha-arrested-corruption-charges-brazil you can't make this stuff up #br

Law may be needed to preserve the rights of Irish in UK after #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/oct/19/law-may-be-needed-preserve-rights-irish-uk-after-brexit more complications... #ie

The Case for the #TPP: Responding to the Critics - https://www.uschamber.com/above-the-fold/the-case-the-tpp-responding-the-critics all old, discredited claims, incredibly weak

UNESCO recommends halt to #Bangladesh coal plant - http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2016-10-unesco-recommends-halt-to-bangladesh-coal-plant so will the U.S. Ex-Im Bank just arrogantly ignore that?

Tuesday, 18 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161017 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2016/10/161017.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Donald Trump's dark warning that dead will rise from the voter rolls - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/18/donald-trump-rejects-election-result-before-the-votes-have-been-counted whoa, this will end well....

The great #CETA swindle - https://corporateeurope.org/international-trade/2016/10/great-ceta-swindle great, detailed analysis of the lies being put about by @EU_Commission and its supporters

Why the #IoT security nightmare could be a dream for #Ubuntu - http://arstechnica.co.uk/business/2016/10/ubuntu-snap-packaging-internet-of-things-security/ making security a snap

EU struggles to keep Canada trade deal on track - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/oct/18/eu-struggles-to-keep-canada-trade-deal-on-track poor reporting: no mention of massive popular rejection of #CETA

CETA: A significant shift from democratic governance - http://www.policynote.ca/ceta-a-significant-shift-in-democratic-governance/ why #CETA must not pass...

#CETA: Paul Magnette refuse la deadline de l’Europe - http://www.lesoir.be/1345903/article/economie/2016-10-18/ceta-paul-magnette-refuse-deadline-l-europe bravo,@paulmagnette...