Thursday, 27 April 2017

170427


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170426 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170426.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Plain cigarette packaging could drive 300,000 Britons to quit smoking - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/apr/27/plain-cigarette-packaging-could-drive-300000-britons-to-quit-smoking let’s hope so, & that others follow suit

For World ‘Intellectual Property’ Day, A Reading From Thomas Macaulay - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170426/13391137245/world-intellectual-property-day-reading-thomas-macaulay.shtml greatest speech ever made about #copyright


Angela Merkel attacks British ‘illusion’ of keeping benefits of EU - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/27/angela-merkel-attacks-british-illusion-of-keeping-benefits-of-eu well, obvs #brexit

Trump tax plan could save him millions under guise of helping small businesses - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/27/trump-tax-plan-millions-small-businesses pretty much explains it, then…

The Republicans who care about #climatechange: ‘They are done with the denial’ - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/27/climate-solutions-caucus-republicans-trump some small, hopeful signs…

Australia and Canada urge UK to join ready made trade deals such as Nafta - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/04/26/australia-canada-urge-uk-join-ready-made-trade-deals-nafta/ for which UK had no say whatsoever


Senior doctor resigns over plan to hand Dublin hospital to order of nuns - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/27/doctor-resigns-dublin-hospital-nuns-sisters-of-charity-dr-peter-boylan kudos #ireland

Britain’s divorce bill must be settled before Brexit talks, says Angela Merkel - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/27/britain-divorce-bill-brexit-angela-merkel this is getting better all the time


170426


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170425 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170425.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

open letter of the Visegrad Group countries regarding the EU reform of #copyright law - http://www.politico.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Statement_copyright-reform_25.04.2017.pdf makes excellent points

Dutch Court Rules That Freely Given Fan-Subtitles Are #Copyright Infringement - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170421/09273237206/dutch-court-rules-that-freely-given-fan-subtitles-are-copyright-infringement.shtml copyright stops unpaid creativity

#Brexit: EU leaders to demand May respect citizens’ residency rights - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/26/brexit-eu-leaders-to-demand-may-respect-citizens-residency-rights “UK ministers living in a parallel universe”


Trump’s ‘huge tax cut for the rich’ would slash taxes for businesses and wealthy - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/26/trump-tax-cuts-proposal-deductions-brackets just what trump voters wanted

Introduction of a Neighbouring Right for Press Publisher at EU Level: The Unneeded (& Unwanted) Reform - http://infojustice.org/archives/38014 #article11

Deutsche Bank: 4,000 jobs at risk of being moved out of UK after #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/apr/26/deutsche-bank-4000-jobs-at-risk-of-being-moved-out-of-uk-after-brexit just the start…


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

170425


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170424 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170424.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Plastic-eating worms could help wage war on waste - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/24/plastic-munching-worms-could-help-wage-war-on-waste-galleria-mellonella another reason why science is important


Inside China’s Plans for World Robot Domination - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-24/resistance-is-futile-china-s-conquest-plan-for-robot-industry UK’s plans here as elsewhere laughable in comparison

WiFi4EU - Free Wi-Fi for all Europeans - http://mailchi.mp/socialistsanddemocrats/wifi4eu-free-wi-fi-for-all-europeans-745261?e=78e1c0c8ff well, not #brexit Brits, obviously…

European Parliament Culture Committee takes strong position against upload filtering - https://edri.org/european-parliament-culture-committee-takes-strong-position-upload-filtering/ #copyright

I do really wonder about the modern world when I receive press releases about "world’s first augmented reality cocktail menu"...</facepalm>

#TiSA and the Threat to Public Banks - https://www.tni.org/en/publication/tisa-and-the-threat-to-public-banks interesting point

Two wildlife rangers killed by poachers in Democratic Republic of the Congo - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/25/two-wildlife-rangers-killed-democratic-republic-congo-elephants true heroes; I hope families are OK


police hands victims of crime over to Home Office for immigration enforcement - http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2017/04/05/met-police-hands-victims-of-crime-over-to-the-home-office why would anyone now trust police?

#Israel snubs German foreign minister - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/25/israel-snubs-german-foreign-minister-in-row-over-human-rights-talks " Netanyahu … increasingly preoccupied with Breaking the Silence"

President Trump’s dramatic retreat on trade - http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international-affairs/330371-president-trumps-dramatic-retreat-on-trade just one of many such retreats…

Music industry hits ‘historic tipping point’ as upturn continues - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/apr/25/2016-marks-tipping-point-for-music-industry-with-revenues-of-15bn bit awkward for “piracy is destroying us” story


Monday, 24 April 2017

170424


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170423 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170423.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Japan to exceed bluefin tuna quota amid warnings of commercial extinction - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/24/japan-criticised-exceed-bluefin-tuna-fishing-quota #japan being selfish & irresponsible

Malware Hunts And Kills Poorly Secured Internet Of Things Devices Before They Can Be Integrated Into Botnets - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170418/06354137175/malware-hunts-kills-poorly-secured-internet-things-devices-before-they-can-be-integrated-into-botnets.shtml #IoT


170423


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170421 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170421.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Conservatives on course for landslide victory in election - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/22/opinium-observer-poll-conservatives-way-ahead-of-labour “support growing for the anti-#Brexit Liberal Democrats”

Trump push for border wall threatens to cause government shutdown - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/23/donald-trump-mexico-border-wall-threatens-government-shutdown this is going well, then…

Energy bills: what’s the difference between Tory cap and Miliband freeze? - https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/apr/23/energy-prices-tory-cap-miliband-freeze tory support for nuclear will add costs


Sunday, 23 April 2017

170422


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170421 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170421.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Conservatives on course for landslide victory in election - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/22/opinium-observer-poll-conservatives-way-ahead-of-labour “support growing for the anti-#Brexit Liberal Democrats”


Friday, 21 April 2017

170421


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170420 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170420.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Generation spite: is that really how we want our kids to remember us? - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/21/generation-spite-kids-scapegoat-young-people #brexit

‘real misery is in the countryside’: support for Le Pen surges in rural France - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/21/counryside-marine-le-pen-forgotten-france-presidential-election-2017 trump all over again, just as false

David Attenborough’s ‘Guardian headline’ halts Borneo bridge - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/21/attenborough-guardian-headline-halts-borneo-bridge well done #malaysia

How do we get best MPs for #Brexit Britain? Vote thoughtfully - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/21/mps-brexit-britain-vote-gina-miller “response 2 our campaign so far has been incredible”

Gina Miller’s crowdsourced tactical voting drive now up to £210K - https://www.gofundme.com/whats-best-for-britain maybe you’d like to help it reach £250K or more?

Almost untreatable superbug CPE poses serious threat to patients, doctors warn - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/21/almost-untreatable-superbug-poses-serious-threat-to-patients-doctors-warn-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae how many must die before we act?

Texas’s pick to safeguard environment? The man behind Dakota Access pipeline - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/21/texas-kelcy-warren-environment-dakota-access-pipeline-ceo really spitting the face of US public

Eine neue EU-Richtlinie wird dazu führen, dass Video-Anbieter massenhaft legale Videos löschen - https://netzpolitik.org/2017/audiovisuelle-medien-eine-neue-eu-richtlinie-wird-dazu-fuehren-dass-video-anbieter-massenhaft-legale-videos-loeschen/ this must go

Worse than MRSA: Doctors call for urgent action on deadly superbug threat - https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2017-04-21/worse-than-mrsa-experts-call-for-action-on-deadly-new-superbug when will govs and public wake up?

"probably the worst day in history since the end of the Ice Age.” - https://www.newscientist.com/article/2128512-ancient-carvings-show-comet-hit-earth-and-triggered-mini-ice-age/ quite a claim…