Sunday, 5 July 2015

150704


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150703 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/07/150703.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page


Ludzie, środowisko i demokracja ważniejsi niż zyski i prawa korporacji - http://uwagattip.pl/ 75 orgs from #Poland against #TTIP, #ISDS

key point is anyone supporting #ISDS in any form weakens the argument for ensuring local laws treat foreign investors fairly #TTIP


Saturday, 4 July 2015

150703


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150702 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/07/150702.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Oxfam Germany director: '#TTIP would intensify inequality in developing countries' - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/development-policy/oxfam-germany-director-ttip-would-intensify-inequality-developing  bad for poor (v @TTIPBeware)


"#AUSFTA resulted in a fall in Australian and US trade with the rest of the world" - https://crawford.anu.edu.au/pdf/ajrc/wpapers/2015/201501.pdf why won't #TPP do the same? #AU


WikiLeaks Performs Valuable Service By Liberating Key Documents from Lesser-Known But Still Major Trade Deal - http://firedoglake.com/2015/07/02/wikileaks-performs-valuable-service-by-liberating-key-documents-from-lesser-known-but-still-major-trade-deal/ #TISA


Oceans face massive & irreversible impacts without carbon cuts – study - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/03/oceans-massive-irreversible-impacts-carbon-cuts-global-warming something that denialists ignore completely

Dutch universities start their Elsevier boycott plan - https://universonline.nl/2015/07/02/dutch-universities-start-their-elsevier-boycott-plan everyone else pl. follow suit (v @jwildeboer)#openaccess

Stunning photo catches the ISS in transit over the full moon - http://www.cnet.com/news/stunning-photo-catches-the-iss-in-transit-over-the-full-moon/ nice

German Court Says YouTube Isn't Liable For Infringement, But Wants A Notice-And-Staydown Process - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150702/13004331529/german-court-says-youtube-isnt-liable-infringement-wants-notice-and-staydown-process.shtml

Több mint ötven neves közéleti személy a TTIP ellen - http://www.mtvsz.hu/tobb_mint_otven_neves_kozeleti_szemely_a_ttip_ellen 54 well-known Hungarians sign letter against #TTIP

Nem kérnek a TTIP-ből - http://mno.hu/magyar_nemzet_belfoldi_hirei/nem-kernek-a-ttip-bol-1293548 "they would like to exert pressure on the Hungarian EP representatives" #hu

#TTIP aim to lift US oil export ban goes against climate targets - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2015/jul/03/us-oil-export-ban-ttip-lifting-rise-carbon-emissions "could explode Canada’s tar sands carbon bomb"

'We know that the government is all out for shale and we're all out to stop them' - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/03/nanas-shale-cuadrilla-fracking-lancashire nice bit of journalism #fracking

New Dutch law would allow bulk #surveillance, compelled decryption - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/07/new-dutch-law-would-allow-bulk-surveillance-compelled-decryption/ introduces "purpose-oriented" mass snooping #nl

new EU #dataprotection rules are being gutted: read the appalling details here: http://fm4.orf.at/stories/1760397/ @Europarl_EN must stand up for public


Thursday, 2 July 2015

150702


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150701 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.se/2015/07/150701.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page


#TPP Could Actually Make Working Conditions Worse in Vietnam - http://www.thenation.com/blog/211193/tpp-could-actually-make-working-conditions-worse-vietnam certainly, the vietnamese people will gain little

Leaked #TPP paper shows US pushing drug company rights - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11474740 "the worst-ever agreement in terms of access to medicines."

Forget the #TPP, does a secret global court spell the end of democracy? - http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/video/2015/jul/02/the-undercurrent-tpp-icsid-tisa-ttip-video amusing video about #ISDS #TTIP #TISA

10 reasons why the latest #ISDS compromise is a bad deal - http://touchstoneblog.org.uk/2015/07/ttip-news-10-reasons-why-the-latest-isds-compromise-is-a-bad-deal/ good analysis of @TheProgressives's betrayal of public

Nikon’s 83× superzoom camera can see things from miles away - http://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/2015/07/nikons-83-2000mm-equivalent-superzoom-camera-is-astonishing/ amazing; won't be long before comes to phones...


CyanogenMod is building a flexible open-source browser for Android - http://thenextweb.com/apps/2015/07/02/cyanogenmod-is-building-a-flexible-open-source-browser-for-android/ interesting

German states draft bill for nationwide GMO ban - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/agriculture-food/german-states-draft-bill-nationwide-gmo-ban-315925 #monsanto will love that...

#GCHQ *did* spy on @amnesty International, secret tribunal admits - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/07/gchq-spied-unlawfully-on-amnesty-international-secret-tribunal-admits/ really? has UK sunk to tinpot dictator level now?

Some new ideas for fixing science - http://arstechnica.co.uk/science/2015/07/some-new-ideas-for-fixing-science/ interesting and important stuff #openscience

.@edri asks the European Commission to investigate illegal data retention laws in the EU - https://edri.org/files/DR_EDRi_letter_CJEU_Timmermans_20150702.pdf nice try...

Making EU #copyright fit for the digital age - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/07/the-battle-to-reform-300-year-old-copyright-law-for-the-digital-age/ if that's even possible... (4.5K words on EU (c) reform history)

.@giannipittella : S&D signs death certificate for #ISDS in TTIP. - http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=9e180a6b42ef1eae663a9e517&id=703886f717&e=78e1c0c8ff not true: it's just given it an obvious, fake wig

.@BP_plc set to pay largest environmental fine in US history for Gulf oil spill - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/02/bp-will-pay-largest-environmental-fine-in-us-history-for-gulf-oil-spill still nowhere damage it caused...


New #TISA leaks confirm PSI concerns on deregulation and secrecy - http://www.world-psi.org/en/new-tisa-leaks-confirm-psi-concerns-deregulation-and-secrecy as it well might

Vizekanzler Gabriel hat ironisches Verhältnis zur Überwachung und findet NSA-Skandal absurdes Theater - https://netzpolitik.org/2015/vizekanzler-gabriel-hat-ironisches-verhaeltnis-zur-ueberwachung-und-findet-nsa-skandal-absurdes-theater/ yeah, ha-ha

Leaked Text Shows #TISA Threat to Deregulate Financial Services - http://citizen.typepad.com/eyesontrade/2015/07/leaked-text-shows-trade-agreement-threat-to-deregulate-financial-services.html do we really want another financial meltdown?

Khan warned that response to latest terrorist atrocities should not be passage of draconian new #surveillance laws - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/02/a-muslim-mayor-of-london-would-send-message-to-the-haters-says-sadiq-khan

A YouTuber removed her makeup to reveal Internet's harsh beauty standards - http://mashable.com/2015/07/02/youtuber-fights-beauty-standards/ really worth watching & thinking about



150701


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150630 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/06/150630.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Church of England divests from #Soco oil firm over #Virunga operations - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/01/church-of-england-divests-soco-oil-virunga-operations-ethical others should follow their good example

It's 2015 And Congress Is Now, Finally, Allowed To Use #OpenSource Technologies - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150626/17491731477/2015-congress-is-now-finally-allowed-to-use-open-source-technologies.shtml incredible it's taken this long

"Luxembourg Presidency outlines an open approach: Listen to the citizens" - http://www.eu2015lu.eu/en/la-presidence/a-propos-presidence/programme-et-priorites/index.html yeah? how about listening to us on #TTIP?

'Blind agreement' and closed-door deals: Report slams #TPP negotiations - http://www.cnet.com/news/blind-agreement-and-closed-door-deals-report-slams-tpp-negotiation-process/ quite right too

Plea to the European Union Legislators on the European #Copyright Reform - http://newsletterbreeze.com/european-copyright-reform-legislation why copyright on snippets makes no sense..

«#TiSA signifie la fin du service public» - http://www.horizons-et-debats.ch/index.php?id=4639 that is its aim, pure and simple

OpenDreamKit: Open Digital Research Environment Toolkit for the Advancement of Mathematics - http://opendreamkit.org/ excellent news

Big Texas Oil and Gas Torpedo a Small City's Effort to Ban #Fracking—Bye Bye Local Democracy - http://www.alternet.org/environment/texas-govt-torpedoes-small-citys-effort-ban-fracking-bye-bye-local-democracy profits before people



Cameron reaffirms there will be no “safe spaces” from UK government #snooping - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/07/cameron-reaffirms-there-will-be-no-safe-spaces-from-uk-government-snooping/ actually, it's called #privacy...

.@wikileaks releases Core Text for the largest 'trade deal' in history, #TiSA - https://wikileaks.org/tisa/press.html excellent news; let's get digging

Leaked: What’s in Obama’s #TPP - http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2015/06/tpp-deal-leaked-pharma-000126?hp=t3_r "will provide ammunition for critics" #bigpharma


Rosetta spots sinkholes, hints of interior caverns on comet 67P - http://arstechnica.co.uk/science/2015/07/rosetta-spots-sinkholes-hints-of-interior-caverns-on-comet-67p/ exciting stuff

Sector del vicepresidente Sendic a favor de abandonar las negociaciones del #TISA. - http://ladiaria.com.uy/articulo/2015/7/go-home/ wow, kudos; who's next? #uruguay

Parliament’s #TTIP vote cleared by S&D, with a new #ISDS - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/parliaments-ttip-vote-cleared-sd-new-isds-315912 shame on @MartinSchulz for this anti-democratic casuistry


Tuesday, 30 June 2015

150630


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150629 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/06/150629.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is bad for #Australia - http://www.smh.com.au/comment/excluding-china-makes-flawed-transpacific-partnership-economic-folly-for-us-20150628-ghycvm people are waking up to #TPP's danger: not too late to stop it

#TPP - what we don't know may hurt us - http://www.smh.com.au/comment/tpp--what-we-dont-know-may-hurt-us-20150629-gi04s9.html good analysis of past trade agreement failures #AU

Urge Ecuador to Take Urgent Action to Stop the Catastrophic Levels of Shark Killings - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/261/025/125/ ban this butchery

#TPP ministerial meeting set for last week of July: source - http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/29/us-trade-tpp-idUSKCN0P92G820150629

#TPP debacle: don't expect this free trade agreement to live up to its name - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-29/verrender-dont-expect-ftas-to-live-up-to-their-name/6579408 more doubts and good analysis from #AU

#NZ Trade Minister: Anti-#TPP activists 'politically irrelevant' - https://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/trade-minister-anti-tpp-activists-politically-irrelevant-2015063009 staggering contempt for big swathes of public

Cinco cuestiones que las Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas deben plantearse sobre el #TTIP - http://attaccastello.blogspot.com.es/2015/06/cinco-cuestiones-que-las-pequenas-y.html good stuff (v @encovert)

EU plans to destroy #netneutrality by allowing Internet fast lanes - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/06/eu-plans-to-destroy-net-neutrality-by-allowing-internet-fast-lanes/ also allows zero-rating; but no open spectrum

Das Ende der Netzneutralität in EU - https://www.reimon.net/2015/06/30/das-ende-der-netzneutralitat-in-europa/ "Wir haben eine wichtige Schlacht verloren, aber noch nicht den ganzen Kampf"

"In den Verhandlungen konnte keine Partei eine Anwendung nennen, die diese Spezialdienste braucht und die es nicht jetzt schon gibt"

U.S. Chamber Works Globally to Fight Antismoking Measures - http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/01/business/international/us-chamber-works-globally-to-fight-antismoking-measures.html time to press decent companies to leave it...

#NetNeutrality: Trialogue betrayed European Parliament's vote - https://www.laquadrature.net/en/net-neutrality-trialogue-betrayed-european-parliaments-vote "Net Neutrality deserves more guarantees"

Ben Goldsmith: The Government has a duty to engage us all in #TTIP - http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/ben-goldsmith-the-government-has-a-duty-to-engage-us-all-in-this-trade-deal-10354817.html good to see this coming from a Conservative

IMF: austerity measures would still leave #Greece with unsustainable debt - http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jun/30/greek-debt-troika-analysis-says-significant-concessions-still-needed well, quite #grexit

heroic UK couple who gave first aid to Tunisia victims - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/30/heroic-uk-couple-gave-first-aid-to-tunisia-victims-brian-harrison "It is what we trained for and it is what we do."


EU decides to both protect and undermine #netneutrality - http://accessnow.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/d/2CA5D3CE632A49AB it's a mess - a dangerous one; we must fix it

NSA -- Despite Claiming It Doesn't Engage In Economic Espionage -- Engaged In Economic Espionage - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150629/16134031494/nsa-despite-claiming-it-doesnt-engage-economic-espionage-engaged-economic-espionage.shtml look at that

remember: nations can never "win" an #ISDS case, they just don't lose them. it's a completely tilted playing-field

Brazil announces massive reforestation & renewable energy plan with US - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/30/brazil-us-reforestation-forests-renewable-energy welcome, but better not 2 burn it down first

#NetNeutrality: Europe Slips Into Reverse - http://webfoundation.org/2015/06/net-neutrality-europe-slips-into-reverse/ "our initial response is one of disappointment"; me too...


150629


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150628 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/06/150628.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

NHS staff told to say 'I am sorry' to patients for blunders - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jun/29/nhs-staff-sorry-patients-medical-blunders demonising NHS again; why don't politicians show how?

Meet Nova OS, Cuba's National Ubuntu-Based Linux Operating System - http://news.softpedia.com/news/meet-nova-os-cuban-s-national-ubuntu-based-linux-operating-system-485508.shtml certainly makes sense #cuba

"Schäuble said he was “perplexed and depressed” by developments" - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/28/greece-crisis-deepens-banks-close-a-week-weekend-shook-euro perhaps he should make way for some more capable

Dutch government misleading people on #TTIP - http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2015/06/dutch-government-misleading-people-on-ttip/ significant how they have to resort to lies... #NL

"How do you protect a coastline? There is going to be vulnerability, that is just a fact of life.” - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/28/tunisia-attack-uk-security-force-tourist-resorts yes, accept that

France bans use of hands-free headsets—for calls, music, podcasts—while driving - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/06/france-bans-use-of-hands-free-headsets-for-calls-music-podcasts-while-driving/ well, that's, er, bold


#Israel takes over ship seeking to break Gaza blockade - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/29/israel-takes-over-ship-seeking-to-break-gaza-blockade the illegal siege continues #palestine

"the whole planet” will see a no vote as a declaration that Greece wants to leave Europe - http://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2015/jun/29/greek-crisis-stock-markets-slide-capital-controls-banks-closed-live#block-559131c7e4b054932007593b bullying much? #grexit

#ISDS: Who Wins More, Investors or States? - http://www.iisd.org/itn/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/itn-breaking-news-june-2015-isds-who-wins-more-investors-or-state.pdf history doesn't indicate much, anyway: current trends v different

"the day [UK] #fracking dream died" - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2015/jun/29/fracking-lancashire-council-shale-gas "Trusting local people on wind but not on fracking would look like hypocrisy."

BBC dealt blow after losing control of TV rights for Olympics - http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/jun/29/bbc-loses-control-olympic-tv-rights-discovery-eurosport good; pouring money down IOC's gullet must stop

Cloudflare Reveals Pirate Site Locations in an Instant - http://torrentfreak.com/cloudflare-reveals-pirate-site-locations-in-an-instant-150629/ remember CDNs are business, and not on your side...

Supreme Court Won't Hear Oracle v. Google Case, Leaving APIs Copyrightable And Innovation At Risk - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150629/09271731488/supreme-court-wont-hear-oracle-v-google-case-leaving-apis-copyrightable-innovation-risk.shtml really bad news

Meet the conductor: #London set to trial first all-electric doubledecker bus - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jun/29/first-fully-electric-double-decker-bus-london-route-16 chinese-built.... #exciting

Espionnage Élysée - https://wikileaks.org/nsa-france/spyorder/ why pretending EU's #TTIP negotiating position is "secret" is absurd: NSA already has it all

Ecuador / ICSID: A new revolt likely to have regional repercussions - http://www.bilaterals.org/?ecuador-icsid-a-new-revolt-likely a reminder of how #ISDS tribunals abuse nations


Tunisian hotel workers recall terror: 'We opened our breasts against the bullets' - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/29/tunisia-terror-attack-hotel-workers-witness this story deserves to be known

Alexis Tsipras must be stopped: the underlying message of Europe's leaders - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/29/alexis-tsipras-must-be-stopped-the-underlying-message-of-europes-leaders the mask slips, the naked hatred shows

Jails & universities now obliged to prevent radicalisation - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jun/29/jails-and-universities-obliged-to-prevent-radicalisation-as-new-act-becomes-law a particularly stupid law even 4 this stupid government


Sunday, 28 June 2015

150628


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150627 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/06/150627.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Police files on child sex abuse at Gordonstoun  vanished - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jun/28/gordonstoun-child-sex-abuse-search-for-victims Dickens' files missing too; definitely not a cover-up

Peruvians round up vicunas for annual shearing festival - http://mashable.com/2015/06/27/peru-annual-vicuna-shearing-festival/ "vicuna have bounced back through conservation efforts" #pe

Ryan Gosling: What #Costco Doesn’t Want You to Know About Their Eggs - http://www.alternet.org/environment/ryan-gosling-what-costco-doesnt-want-you-know-about-their-eggs truth will out #animalwelfare

#Linus: "looks like 4.2 may end up being the biggest release (in number of commits, at least) we've ever had." - https://plus.google.com/+LinusTorvalds/posts/KZPWD3KURbK

'Nein Danke' - smaller German firms see #TTIP as threat - http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/28/uk-eu-usa-trade-germany-idUSKBN0P805D20150628 "German unease is remarkable" (v @c_g_citizen)

"Commerzbank study last year found only 15 percent of Mittlestand companies believe #TTIP would be a good thing for their business."

"Just because there are no more tariffs doesn't mean we will eat more chickens, or build more machines; the total amount will stay the same"

as those quotes show, fatal fallacy at heart of #TTIP is that we can keep on consuming more & more & more, with no regard for environment

#TTIP's infinite fantasy has no place in our fragile, finite ecosystem...

Boris Johnson warms to idea of voting no in EU referendum - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jun/28/boris-johnson-eu-referendum-double-strategy-vote good: shows he's unfit to lead any party (except UKIP)

Comparative Siouan Dictionary - http://languagehat.com/comparative-siouan-dictionary/ exciting (note to self: must learn Sioux...) #linguistics

"mobility of companies & jobs" puts companies in driving seat for taxation - http://www.theguardian.com/global/2015/jun/28/uk-tax-policy-dictated-by-big-companies-not-ministers-treasury-adviser #TTIP & #TISA want to increase mobility

Greece crisis could be a Sarajevo moment for the eurozone - http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jun/28/greece-crisis-eurozone-sarajevo-moment intriguing, if chilling, comparison #grexit