Thursday, 31 July 2014

140731


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140730 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/07/140730.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves - http://news.yahoo.com/israel-calls-another-16-000-reserves-053657775.html but why? does it need reinforcements to kill even more children in #Gaza?

#Gaza and the Loss of Civilization - http://davidbyrne.com/gaza-and-the-loss-of-civilization "What's clear is that no one has the moral high ground. " (v @Funzafunza)

Groser orders up protected Antarctic toothfish - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/isaac-davison/news/article.cfm?a_id=586&objectid=11302080 he should resign #NZ

Greek court acquits farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers who dared to ask for back pay - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/31/greek-court-acquits-farmers-shot-strawberry-pickers what a shame

Ombudsman asks Council and Commission to publish more #TTIP documents
 - http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/en/press/release.faces/en/54636/html.bookmark @EUombudsman is proving a really ally here


"wendet sich die Regierung gegen eine Einbeziehung des #ISDS in #TTIP" - http://www.bundestag.de/presse/hib/2014_07/-/293980 official: Germany against (v @Bwassertisch)

Ombudsman joins call to open up EU-US trade talks - http://www.foeeurope.org/ombudsman-call-open-EU-US-trade-talks-310714 pressure really building on @EU_Commission #TTIP #TAFTA

Gatwick brings in reinforcements after baggage delays - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/31/gatwick-staff-baggage-delays-swissport "company is using staff on zero-hours contracts" #swissport

KAFTA enables Korean miners to sue over environmental regulation -  http://www.smh.com.au/comment/kafta-enables-korean-miners-to-sue-states-over-environmental-regulation-20140711-zszuy.html the reality of #ISDS (v @JimboStanford)#AU

A Shattered Childhood: The War on #Gaza's Kids - http://mashable.com/2014/07/31/gaza-palestinian-children/ #israel


Oil refinery threatened by sea-level rise, asks government to fix problem - http://grist.org/climate-energy/oil-refinery-threatened-by-sea-level-rise-asks-government-to-fix-problem/ the ultimate hypocrisy (v @andrea_licata)

US says Israeli attack on UN school was 'totally unacceptable' - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/31/gaza-conflict-us-israeli-attack-un-school while continuing to supply yet more weapons #gaza

I agree #Israel should destroy Hamas' tunnels - but only on Israel's side of border; then there's no need to kill children in #Gaza....

Watch Sen. Whitehouse, a badass, totally own Sen. Inhofe, a climate change denier, on climate change http://boingboing.net/2014/07/31/watch-sen-whitehouse-a-badas.html impressive

big: India puts #GM crop trials on hold - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2014/jul/31/india-gm-crop-trials-bjp-rss "to not surrender country’s food security to foreign companies" #monsanto

10 reasons to be hopeful that we will overcome climate change - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/30/reasons-hopeful-overcome-climate-change-solar let's accentuate the positive for a change...


NY judge, ruling against Microsoft, says US warrant can access email stored in Ireland - http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/269407171.html everybody take note of this

Resources for composers - http://ericwhitacre.com/blog/resources-for-composers as recommended by Eric...

Botageddon - http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2014/07/botageddon.html "when the number of #bots on the planet outnumber us 1,000 to one"; interesting

101 Geysers on Enceladus (and What They Imply) - http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=31216 ooh, exciting... #science

NY Port Authority Claims To Own The NYC Skyline: Tells Store To Destroy Skyline-Themed Plates - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140730/06563228056/ny-port-authority-claims-to-own-nyc-skyline-tells-store-to-destroy-skyline-themed-plates.shtml bonkers

#Gaza crisis: UN, US announce ceasefire to begin Friday morning - http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2014/jul/31/gaza-crisis-israel-calls-up-reservists-as-it-maintains-offensive-live-coverage let's hope it holds...

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