Tuesday, 20 May 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140518 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/05/140518.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

British #fracking support falls below 50%, poll shows - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/19/fracking-uk-shale-gas & it'll get much worse than that...

Russia-China to form strategic energy alliance: Putin - http://thebricspost.com/russia-china-to-form-strategic-energy-alliance-putin/ well, that was bound to happen

#Ubuntu Is Now Running on World's Fastest Supercomputer - http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-Is-Now-Running-on-World-s-Fastest-Supercomputer-442733.shtml how's that for scaling? #linux

Studies: Wildfires Worse Due To Global Warming - http://news.slashdot.org/story/14/05/18/188253/studies-wildfires-worse-due-to-global-warming surprise - not...

>250 civil society organisations call on European Commission to open up #TTIP for public scrutiny - http://www.foeeurope.org/eu-us-trade-people-have-right-to-know-190514 momentum builds

if you'd rather not allow robins' nests and eggs to be destroyed the consultation proposing it closes today - http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/Images/cl-consultation-document_tcm6-37389.pdf

Majority of Japanese public oppose compromising over #TPP: Mainichi poll - http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20140519p2a00m0na007000c.html proceeding is anti-democratic #japan

Looks Like Patent Trolls Have Won This Round As Even Weakened Patent Reform Likely To Die - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140517/06395727267/looks-like-patent-trolls-have-won-this-round-as-even-weakened-patent-reform-likely-to-die.shtml helping innovation...?

#TTIP will mean higher standards for financial services? The opposite is true - http://www.ttip2014.eu/blog-detail/blog/financial%20services%20TTIP.html US has refused for this reason...

Council fails to agree on release of EU #TTIP mandate - http://www.ttip2014.eu/blog-detail/blog/EU%20Mandate%20transparency.html more contempt for public & transparency; publish tabled dox

U.K. Government Willing To Block EU #NetNeutrality Deal - http://www.buzzfeed.com/jonstone/uk-government-willing-to-block-eu-net-neutrality-deal cynically plays "child porn" card again

If the UK voted to leave the #EU would be a disaster for the former and a blessing for the latter...

important #TTIP leak of #energy chapter - http://content.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2014/05/green-groups-leaked-energy-text-exposes-trade-european-union-endangers-action looks bad: "trade deal would endanger action on climate disruption" #TAFTA

good analysis of leaked #TTIP #energy chapter - http://action.sierraclub.org/site/DocServer/Analysis_of_EU_Energy_Proposal_TTIP.pdf?docID=15744 shows how @EU_Commission lied about protecting #environment here

Mit aller Gewalt - http://www.taz.de/!138694/ "Brüssel riskiere seinen Ruf als Ort der EU Demokratie" (v @jonworth @sven_giegold)#TTIP/#TAFTA

US to bring criminal charges against Chinese officials over cyber-espionage - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/19/us-chinese-military-officials-cyber-espionage what happens when china charges #NSA?

Heathrow board member says locals enjoy 'excessive freedom' over noise - http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/may/19/heathrow-board-member-airport-operate-24-hours spectacular...

Launch of Open Policy Network - http://www.sparc.arl.org/blog/launch-open-policy-network "require that resources produced by public funds are openly licensed"; great news

Read The Secret TTIP Trade Memo Calling For More #Fracking and Offshore Drilling - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/19/trade-fracking_n_5340420.html no wonder they fear #transparency

De Gucht, NGOs, trade accusations after anti-#TTIP protestors 'kettled' by police - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/eu-priorities-2020/de-gucht-ngos-trade-accusations-after-anti-ttip-protestors-kettled "lies" (v @ALTEREU @D19_20)

international #tobacco companies to sue the kingdom over the plans to triple tax - http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=377262 more #ISDS bullying?

"Das #TTIP hat keine Chance. Es ist gescheitert, noch während es verhandelt wird." - http://taz.de/Kommentar-Freihandelsabkommen-TTIP/!138735/ wow (v @Liese_Mueller)#TAFTA

The Only Email System The NSA Can't Access - http://www.forbes.com/sites/hollieslade/2014/05/19/the-only-email-system-the-nsa-cant-access/ we shall see, but good they're trying to build this

#TPP: Another Trade Liberalization Scam - http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/23740-trans-pacific-partnership-another-trade-liberalization-scam "re-regulation of trade to entrench corporate profit making"

Content Mining will be legal in UK; I inform Cambridge Library and the world of my plans - http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2014/05/19/content-mining-will-be-legal-in-uk-i-inform-cambridge-library-and-the-world-of-my-plans/

France celebrates "European Day of Alternatives" and protest against #TTIP decrying EC corruption - http://www.bilaterals.org/?france-celebrates-european-day-of

#TTIP: BDI drängt auf Abbau von Zöllen bei Freihandelsgesprächen - http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/ttip-bdi-will-abbau-von-zoellen-bei-freihandelsgespraechen-vorziehen-a-970210.html "In Deutschland wächst der Widerstand gegen TTIP"

election week swedish and czech pirate parties liftoff in polls - http://falkvinge.net/2014/05/19/election-week-swedish-and-czech-pirate-parties-liftoff-in-polls/ be interesting to see what happens... #EU

Ancient trade route to open new frontier for Chinese development - http://www.shanghaidaily.com/business/biz-special/Ancient-trade-route-to-open-new-frontier-for-Chinese-development/shdaily.shtml "northwest China with Venice" (v @ChinaBizWatch)

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