Friday, 23 August 2019

190823


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/08/190822.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Amazon rainforest fires: Macron calls for G7 talks to focus on ‘international crisis’ - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/23/amazon-rainforest-fires-macron-calls-for-international-crisis-to-lead-g7-discussions global leadership by macron; boris johnson? not so much. that #brexit world leader thing really going well…

What3words Is A Clever Way Of Communicating Position Very Simply, But Do We Really Want To Create A Monopoly For Location Look-ups? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190816/04041742793/what3words-is-clever-way-communicating-position-very-simply-do-we-really-want-to-create-monopoly-location-look-ups.shtml

Irland droht Brasilien mit Blockade von Freihandelsabkommen - https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/amazonas-irland-droht-brasilien-mit-blockade-von-handelsabkommen-a-1283308.html well done, #ireland; every other EU country should take the same position #AmazonFires

Amazon rainforest fires: global leaders urged to divert Brazil from ‘suicide’ path - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/23/amazon-fires-global-leaders-urged-divert-brazil-suicide-path “agriculture sector in Brazil is very concerned that EU consumers won’t buy Brazil produce. This may be the ultimate way to stop the Brazilian government” #boycottbrazil


Merkel backs Macron’s call for G7 talks on Amazon fires - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/23/amazon-rainforest-fires-macron-calls-for-international-crisis-to-lead-g7-discussions top leaders call for action; #brexit nobody @BorisJohnson is nowhere, of course…

In Bolsonaro’s burning Brazilian Amazon, all our futures are being consumed - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/23/amazon-rainforest-fires-deforestation-jair-bolsonaro

Boris Johnson ‘deeply concerned’ by fires raging in the Amazon - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/23/boris-johnson-deeply-concerned-by-fires-raging-in-the-amazon good. Conor Burns grovelling to Brazilian ministers, bad…



Thursday, 22 August 2019

190822


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/08/190821.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Pressure mounting on EU to end ivory trade - https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/pressure-mounting-on-eu-to-end-ivory-trade/ shameful this isn’t already the case

Xenophobic bullying souring lives of eastern European pupils in UK - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/aug/22/xenophobic-bullying-souring-lives-of-east-european-pupils-in-uk this is on you, #brexiters, besmirching the heart of UK society


The future of privacy is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/08/the-future-of-privacy-is-already-here-its-just-not-very-evenly-distributed/ are you ready for gait recognition to track you everywhere? thought not…

First day at university in China now means a face scan to enrol - https://www.scmp.com/tech/innovation/article/3023767/first-day-university-china-now-means-face-scan-enrol well, of course it has… #surveillance #privacy

Sanders to unveil $16tn climate plan, far more aggressive than rivals’ proposals - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/22/bernie-sanders-climate-change-plan well done him; everyone should be coming up with similar

How will Britain treat EU citizens after Brexit? They need to know – and so does business - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/22/britain-eu-citizens-brexit-business-immigration-policies once a byword for efficiency and pragmatism, UK is now an incoherent gibbering wreck…

Brazilian minister booed at climate event as outcry grows over Amazon fires - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/22/brazilian-minister-booed-at-climate-event-as-outcry-grows-over-amazon-fires good: keep up the pressure. "could scupper a trade deal between the South American trade block Mercosur and the European Union." scupper it, scupper it #AmazonFire

China (Yes, China) Complains About Attack On Its ‘Free Speech Rights’ After Twitter/Facebook Boot Propaganda Accounts - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190820/17074442826/china-yes-china-complains-about-attack-free-speech-rights-after-twitter-facebook-boot-propaganda-accounts.shtml #2019, you’re doing it again…



190821


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/08/190820.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

It’s On: Details Emerge Of Polish Government’s Formal Request For Top EU Court To Throw Out #UploadFilters - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190819/08344542817/details-emerge-polish-governments-formal-request-top-eu-court-to-throw-out-upload-filters.shtml you thought the battle over #eucopyrightdirective was finished? nope; well done, #poland

The future of privacy is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/08/the-future-of-privacy-is-already-here-its-just-not-very-evenly-distributed/ get ready: here’s what is hurtling towards us

A Handbill of Tiananmen - https://chinachannel.org/2019/08/21/tam-handbill/ “Documents of atrocity, resurfacing after thirty years”

“Boris Johnson prepares to visit Berlin as minister struggles to defend his ‘collaboration’ jibe” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/aug/21/brexit-latest-news-boris-johnson-berlin-merkel-prepares-to-visit-berlin-as-minister-struggles-to-defend-his-collaborators-jibe-live-news?page=with:block-5d5cf8478f08a0805bcc1b07#block-5d5cf8478f08a0805bcc1b07 john humphries doing proper journalism for a change - well done; now, please continue in this vein…

Trump’s state visit cancellation over Greenland shocks Danes - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/21/trump-state-visit-cancellation-over-greenland-shocks-danes what a statesman, eh?

Brexit no-deal funding ‘too little, too late’, says Portsmouth council leader - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/21/brexit-no-deal-funding-too-little-too-late-says-portsmouth-council-leader so there’s that…

Jair #Bolsonaro accuses NGOs of setting fire to Amazon rainforest - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/21/jair-bolsonaro-accuses-ngos-setting-fire-amazon-rainforest adopting the trump trick of spouting outright and outrageous lies…

“Eliades says that he voted to leave because he sees the EU as overly bureaucratic. But he believes that a no-deal Brexit would mean chaos in Dover.” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/21/uk-main-ports-brexit-chaos-portsmouth-dover what he stupidly calls “bureaucratic” is just rules that work; unlike #brexit, which is chaos itself.

Potentially Big News: Top CEOs Realizing That ‘Maximizing Shareholder Value’ Isn’t A Great Idea - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190819/16582042822/potentially-big-news-top-ceos-realizing-that-maximizing-shareholder-value-isnt-great-idea.shtml

Leaked emails suggest Trump’s US interior secretary may have corrupt role in gas project - https://boingboing.net/2019/08/21/leaked-emails-suggest-this-tru.html



Wednesday, 21 August 2019

190820


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/08/190819.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“Boris Johnson has written to the EU suggesting the backstop could be replaced by some form of commitment” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/19/eu-unconvinced-as-boris-johnson-sets-out-fresh-bid-to-remove-brexit-backstop because nothing suggests “commitment” like repudiating a deal you have already agreed… #brexitchaos

Brexit free-movement cutoff plans worse than Windrush, says Abbott - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/20/brexit-free-movement-cutoff-plans-worse-than-windrush-says-abbott UK is “heading for a catastrophe that would make Windrush seem like a minor blip”

Death, blackouts, melting asphalt: ways the climate crisis will change how we live - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/aug/20/death-blackouts-melting-asphalt-ways-the-climate-crisis-will-change-how-we-live or, you know, US government could tackle the #climatecrisis like any civilised country…


Amazon under fire for new packaging that cannot be recycled - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/aug/20/amazon-under-fire-for-new-packaging-that-cant-be-recycled we need to impose high taxes on anything that can’t be recycled

Canada’s election watchdog: ads saying climate change is real may break law - https://boingboing.net/2019/08/20/canadas-election-watchdog-a.html #climatecrisis is not a matter of opinion; @ElectionsCan_E are irresponsible idiots

It’s On: Details Emerge Of Polish Government’s Formal Request For Top EU Court To Throw Out #UploadFilters - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190819/08344542817/details-emerge-polish-governments-formal-request-top-eu-court-to-throw-out-upload-filters.shtml you thought the battle over #eucopyrightdirective was finished? nope #poland

Cruise ship nightmare: After measles, norovirus outbreaks, why does anyone still set sail? - https://www.nbcnews.com/think/amp/ncna1043516 “a mere 10 viral particles is enough to make someone sick”. why I would never go on a cruise…

Donald Trump’s UK trade promises are hot air – his aim is Brexit chaos - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/20/donald-trump-uk-trade-brexit-chaos-boris-johnson-us-eu “While a post-Brexit UK is still likely to be one of the world’s largest economies… it will be less important to US national security and economic interests.”

Ivanka Trump's embrace of nature sparks cries of hypocrisy - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/20/ivanka-trumps-embrace-of-nature-sparks-cries-of-hypocrisy it's *not* hypocrisy; it's merely a foretaste of the future where the rich 1% live in environmental heaven, while the 99% live in #climatecrisis hell, largely driven by her father and #bolsonaro

EU citizens in UK demand clarification of status as no deal looms - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/20/eu-citizens-uk-demand-clarification-immigraiton-status-no-deal-brexit "How will a UK border control officer even know which EU citizens are resident in the UK and which are not?” shameful

Customs passes to be allocated as part of no-deal Brexit planning - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/aug/20/customs-passes-to-be-allocated-no-deal-brexit-exports-uk “Even with a customs pass there is no guarantee the EU will recognise Eori numbers after 31 October should a no-deal Brexit go ahead.” why should it? “no deal” = throwing away everything

The future of #privacy is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/08/the-future-of-privacy-is-already-here-its-just-not-very-evenly-distributed/ coming your way…



Tuesday, 20 August 2019

190819


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/08/190818.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Boris Johnson ‘confident’ EU will back down in Brexit talks - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/19/boris-johnson-confident-eu-will-back-down-in-brexit-talks of course, announcing this publicly will make it much more likely to happen, #amirite…?



Monday, 19 August 2019

190818


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/08/190817.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Anti-Piracy Efforts Are Unlikely to Beat @Sci_Hub - https://torrentfreak.com/anti-piracy-efforts-are-unlikely-to-beat-sci-hub/ why would any sane person want to “beat” a service to humanity?

Briten drohen Lebensmittel- und Benzin-Engp√§sse - https://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/brexit-grossbritannien-drohen-lebensmittel-und-benzin-engpaesse-a-1282469.html not what a civilised country does; #brexit UK is not a civilised country…

Murgers and biangbiang in London - https://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=44002 #lunnon

Where did all the cod go? Fishing crisis in the North Sea - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/aug/18/where-did-all-the-cod-go-fish-chips-north-sea-sustainable-stocks human greed and stupidity strike again; likely to be worse after #brexit: “taking back control” will probably mean “taking everything that moves in the North Sea”

FCO Speeds Up Planning to Move UK Embassy to Jerusalem - https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2019/08/fco-speeds-up-planning-to-move-uk-embassy-to-jerusalem/ “Donald Trump, Viktor Orban, Scott Morrison, Benjamin Netanyahu and now Boris Johnson – constitute a distinct and extreme right wing bloc.”



Saturday, 17 August 2019

190817


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/08/190816.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

A trade deal with Trump will change Britain for the worse - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/aug/17/trade-deal-trump-change-britain-for-the-worse-animal-welfare-tech-monopoly #brexit will destroy everything fine about the UK; oh, the irony…