Friday, 21 February 2014

140220


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140219 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.pt/2014/02/140219.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#Snowden Endorses Sam Adams Awardee Chelsea Manning (video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqprKCHIP3Y interesting thoughts on over-classification of secrets

Save the Internet - http://www.savetheinternet.eu/ important vote on #netneutrality on Monday - pl. contact your MEPs today

South Korea's Love Affair With Censorship Squanders Their Tech Superiority - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140212/10493926200/south-koreas-love-affair-with-censorship-squanders-their-tech-superiority.shtml not just about tech...

EU scientists’ biofuels warnings were ignored - http://www.euractiv.com/energy/eu-scientists-biofuels-warnings-news-533639 shame on the politicians involved

#Ecuador pursued #China oil deal while pledging to protect Yasuni, papers show - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/19/ecuador-oil-china-yasuni another disaster in the offing

UK Government Refuses To Confirm Or Deny If Your Pronunciation Of Massive Surveillance Program 'Tempora' Is Correct - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140217/09392326250/uk-government-refuses-to-confirm-deny-if-your-pronunciation-its-massive-surveillance-program-tempora-is-correct.shtml

Shooting to people in Kiev / Стральба па пратэстоўцах у Кіеве - Shooting to people in Kiev / Стральба па пратэстоўцах у Кіеве awful scenes (v @DenZhadanov)#ukraine

"Air pollution causes 29,000 early deaths a year in UK" - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/20/air-pollution-european-commission-legal-action-uk-nitrogen-dioxide so why worry about terrorism which causes about zero?

it's just absurd to take away our freedom over a threat (terrorism) that is negligible, while ignoring a huge one (air pollution) that isn't

#TTIP: hurdles to overcome - http://www.euractiv.com/trade/ttip-hurdles-overcome-analysis-533627 what a fatuous piece. no evidence it's a "huge opportunity": annual GDP boost just 0.05%

#Brazil moves to end tension over land disputes - http://thebricspost.com/brazil-moves-to-end-tension-over-land-disputes/ this is good: let's hope it happens

"What happens if birds are contaminated with feces? rule allows companies to douse them with more chemicals" - https://www.dailykos.com/campaigns/680 #TTIP

Alternative Tube Maps: Underground Underworld - http://londonist.com/2014/02/alternative-tube-maps-underground-underworld.php ha! nicely done #hades

USTR Thinks A Non-Transparent 'Public Interest' Committee Will Mollify Critics; It Won't - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140219/00571826274/ustr-thinks-non-transparent-public-interest-committee-will-mollify-critics-it-wont.shtml token gestures much?

Mitos del TLCAN después de 20 años - http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2014/02/20/politica/002n1pol #NAFTA has been a disaster for #mexico; #TPP will be worse

Demand for food banks 'fuelled by poverty and benefit delays' - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/20/food-bank-review-undermines-ministers-claim "findings had been 'suppressed'"; also, water wet...

Tracking deforestation as it happens - http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/tracking-deforestation-supply-chains welcome tool; now let's use it where we can #supplychain #palmoil

Terrorists Have Known Cellphones Are Surveillance Targets 4 A Decade But Now It's Greenwald And Snowden's Fault? - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140214/14270626234/terrorists-have-known-their-cellphones-are-surveillance-targets-over-decade-suddenly-its-greenwald-snowdens-fault.shtml

Leaving Google - https://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2014/02/19/Leaving-Google that would be @timbray...


Trade deals: why Obama is stymied by members of his own party - http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/2014/0219/Trade-deals-why-Obama-is-stymied-by-members-of-his-own-party-video everyone's saying it #TPP #TAFTA #TTIP

This is the best opening paragraph in any news story ever - http://boingboing.net/2014/02/20/this-is-the-best-opening-parag.html well, maybe not, but it's rather good...

Apparently We Are All Confused & Killing Net Neutrality Will Be Just GREAT For Startups - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140218/08030526262/apparently-we-are-all-confused-killing-net-neutrality-will-be-just-great-startups.shtml good debunking of daft idea

The Race to Save Mali’s Priceless Artifacts - http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/Race-Save-Mali-Artifacts-180947965/?all inspiring tale (v @BoingBoing)

As Idaho moves 2 criminalize undercover video with 'ag-gag' law, clip of dairy worker sexually abusing cow surfaces - http://boingboing.net/2014/02/18/as-idaho-moves-to-criminalize.html

Denmark Is About To Set Even More Ambitious Climate Goals Than All Of Europe - http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/14/3296351/denmark-climate-goals/ "100% renewable energy by 2050"

Release #TPP text - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11206582 "If it was just a trade agreement, fewer would be worried. this is mainly about domestic laws"

We're Running Out of #Antibiotics - http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/03/were-running-out-of-antibiotics/357573/# "80% of all antibiotics used in US are given to animals": selfish, stupid waste

#TPP lose-lose for #cancer patients - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11206578 must these people be sacrificed on the altar of free trade? #nz

#TPP leak spurs fears over cancer drug - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11206738 well, leak from last year, no? but point taken...


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