Saturday, 22 June 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/06/190620.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Continental Europe braced for ‘potentially dangerous’ heatwave - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/21/continental-europe-braced-for-potentially-dangerous-heatwave if only there were some scientifically-rigorous, over-arching explanation for this extreme weather…

Canada becomes first G7 country to ban shark fin imports - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/21/canada-bans-shark-fin-imports-sale other countries should follow suit





Thursday, 20 June 2019

190620


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/06/190619.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Seawalls to protect US against rising oceans could cost $416bn by 2040 - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/20/us-rising-seas-defense-seawalls-cost-report just a tiny fraction of the costs of the #climatecrisis. we’re talking many trillions. but by all means, pretend it’s not happening…

US joins four rogue countries seen as likely forces for bad, poll finds - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/19/us-russia-saudi-arabia-israel-iran-forces-for-bad-poll-finds time the rest of the world took action against these rogue states, no…?

Trump aims to force open UK/EU markets to GMOs – within 120 days - https://www.gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-news/18995-trump-aims-to-force-open-uk-eu-markets-to-gmos-within-120-days the EU will tell him to get lost; the UK will just bend over. well done, #brexiters, you voted for this…

Thousands petition Netflix to cancel Amazon Prime’s Good Omens - https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jun/20/petition-netflix-cancel-amazon-prime-good-omens-christian-neil-gaiman-terry-pratchett not the sharpest knives in the drawer…

Ivanka Trump’s 2020 tweet violated Hatch Act, watchdog says - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/20/ivanka-trump-hatch-act-watchdog-crew-2020-election-tweet and absolutely nothing will happen as a result…

Facebook usage has collapsed since scandals, data shows - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jun/20/facebook-usage-collapsed-since-scandal-data-shows well, look at that…

A Jerusalem hospital where Palestinian babies die alone - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/20/a-jerusalem-hospital-where-palestinian-babies-die-alone what a heartbreaking symbol of #israel's unrelenting cruelty to children in #palestine

Antigua: sprawling ‘Chinese colony’ plan across marine reserve ignites opposition - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/20/antigua-yida-project-chinese-colony-controversy chinese destroying other people’s environment for profit, yet again…



Wednesday, 19 June 2019

190619


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/06/190618.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The Copyright Fights Over The Australian Aborigine Flag Continue To Demonstrate Copyright Insanity - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190614/03261242401/copyright-fights-over-australian-aborigine-flag-continue-to-demonstrate-copyright-insanity.shtml

#India's 6th largest city just ran out of water - https://boingboing.net/2019/06/18/indias-6th-largest-city-just.html a glimpse of the future for many #climatecrisis

Ukrainian oligarchs accused of laundering $470b, buying up much of Cleveland - https://boingboing.net/2019/06/14/kyivland.html I beg your pardon…?

Can planting billions of trees save the planet? - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/19/planting-billions-trees-save-planet well, they will certainly help. we need billions and billions of trees to be planted quickly…

‘Credible evidence’ Saudi crown prince liable for #Khashoggi killing – UN report - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/19/jamal-khashoggi-killing-saudi-crown-prince-mohammed-bin-salman-evidence-un-report “Mohammed bin Salman should be investigated over journalist’s murder, says report”


One million EU citizens were deprived of vote in UK’s European elections - https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2019/opinion/one-million-eu-citizens-were-deprived-of-vote-in-uks-european-elections/ disgraceful; likely to have had a big impact on the results



Tuesday, 18 June 2019

190618


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/06/190617.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Polish Government’s Legal Challenge To EU Copyright Directive’s #Article13/17 Remains Shrouded In Mystery, But Details May Not Matter - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190617/07063042411/polish-governments-legal-challenge-to-eu-copyright-directives-article-13-17-remains-shrouded-mystery-details-may-not-matter.shtml never say never…

NASA’s best-yet photo of asteroid Bennu nails the dramatic lighting - https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/18/nasas-best-yet-photo-of-asteroid-bennu-nails-the-dramatic-lighting/ amazing pix

UK led towards no-deal Brexit by untruthful elite, says ex-EU envoy - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/18/uk-led-towards-no-deal-brexit-by-untruthful-elite-says-ex-eu-envoy-ivan-rogers " in what he described as an act of “economic lunacy”

Content Moderation Is Impossible: You Can’t Expect Moderators To Understand Satire Or Irony - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190613/02505742390/content-moderation-is-impossible-you-cant-expect-moderators-to-understand-satire-irony.shtml algorithms for upload filters will be even worse #article13/17

WhatsApp spyware: UK firm promises new ‘respect for human rights’ following allegations - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/18/whatsapp-spyware-israel-cyber-weapons-company-novalpina-capital-statement yeah, right, sure…



Monday, 17 June 2019

190617


India heatwave: rain brings respite for some but death toll rises - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/17/india-heatwave-rain-brings-respite-for-some-but-death-toll-rises sadly, this is the #climatecrisis future for many parts of the world. temperatures and deaths will soar even higher…

Jagendra Singh: the Indian journalist burned to death - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/17/writing-truth-weighing-heavily-on-my-life-murder-jagendra-singh “Singh wrote a social media post about the threats he believed he faced for investigating sand mining in northern India.” awful

#Huawei Now Using Patent Claims To Demand $1 Billion From Verizon, As The US Tries To Chase Huawei Out Of The US Market - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190613/02365642389/huawei-now-using-patent-claims-to-demand-1-billion-verizon-as-us-tries-to-chase-huawei-out-us-market.shtml well, that was predictable…

Please Donate 78rpm Records to the Internet Archive’s Great 78 Project - http://blog.archive.org/2019/06/17/please-donate-78rpm-records-to-the-internet-archives-great-78-project/ great idea from great project



Friday, 7 June 2019

190607


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/06/190606.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK official in charge of #Brexit border plans resigns - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/06/uk-official-in-charge-of-brexit-border-plans-resigns "earlier this year said there were no magic technological solutions for preventing a hard border with Ireland in the event of no deal."

How many more will die in US heatwaves as world warms? - https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/06/how-many-more-will-die-in-us-heatwaves-as-world-warms/ many, and unnecessarily

Cruise ships poisoning port cities as much as cars – new data reveals - https://www.transportenvironment.org/news/cruise-ships-poisoning-port-cities-much-cars-%E2%80%93-new-data-reveals outrageous that cruise ships still getting away with this

Rat brains provide even more evidence our brains operate near tipping point - https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/06/does-the-human-brain-teeter-on-the-edge-of-chaos-rat-brains-point-to-yes/ fascinating stuff

No ‘Novoland’: This Really Is a Tough Year for Chinese Costume Dramas - https://www.whatsonweibo.com/no-novoland-this-really-is-a-tough-year-for-chinese-costume-dramas/ insane: $72million, 55-episode series cancelled *20 minutes* before 1st episode due to air…

Russia Says it Will Soon Begin Blocking Major #VPNs - https://torrentfreak.com/russia-says-it-will-soon-begin-blocking-major-vpns/ not good

What do the American negotiating objectives mean for a future US-UK trade deal? - https://brexitcentral.com/what-do-the-american-negotiating-objectives-mean-for-a-future-us-uk-trade-deal/ basically: bend over and enjoy it... #NHS #chlorinechicken #hormonebeef

General Data Protection Regulation one year on: what next? - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/06/general-data-protection-regulation-one-year-on-what-next/ the first year was just a warm up; now #GDPR get serious…



190606


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/06/190605.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

AFP signals journalists could face charges for publishing secrets - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jun/06/afp-signals-journalists-could-face-charges-for-publishing-secrets bad stuff happening in #australia #censorship

"Donnie wasn’t a total bust: the photo he posted of him and his [trump] siblings in the Churchill War Rooms was a real insight for those who ever wondered what Britain would have looked like if the Nazis had won the war." - https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/j

Climate becomes top priority in EU’s 2020 budget - https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/climate-becomes-top-priority-in-eus-2020-budget/ "
As much as 21% of the proposed budget will be devoted to climate change issues." long overdue

Facebook's Triple Woes Over Cambridge Analytica Data Harvesting Scandal - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190605/07294642339/facebooks-triple-woes-over-cambridge-analytica-data-harvesting-scandal.shtml "There is no invasion of privacy at all, because there is no privacy," on Facebook or any other social media site, says Facebook's lawyer Orin Snyder. so now you know.

Robert Downey Jr. launches a coalition to clean up the earth using AI and robots - https://thenextweb.com/world/2019/06/0

Secret footage exposes abuse of calves at Coca-Cola affiliated dairy farm - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/06/secret-footage-calves-fair-oaks-farms-illinois "young dairy calves being kicked, violently thrown, having their heads stamped into the ground and suffering from heat exposure" appalling