Thursday, 28 August 2014

140827



As Police Get More Militarized, Congress Bill Would Make Owning Body Armor Punishable By Up To 10 Years In Prison - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140822/15262928297/as-police-get-more-militarized-bill-congress-would-make-buying-your-own-body-armor-punishable-10-years-prison.shtml

#TTIP - German welfare organisations demand exclusion of social services - http://www.bilaterals.org/?ttip-german-welfare-organisations quite right, too

Fotoanalyse: Blogger lokalisiert Terrorcamp via Internet - http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/web/blogger-findet-is-terrorcamp-im-irak-mit-google-earth-a-987797.html #opensource info-finding

Hedge funds gave Mugabe $100M for #genocide, got platinum mines - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/24/hedge-funds-gave-mugabe-100m.html everyone who benefitted needs naming & shaming

US ambassadors heart #TTIP - http://www.bilaterals.org/?us-ambassadors-heart-ttip this is so pathetic I feel sorry for them; they know they are losing #TAFTA

#Tarsands, trade rules and the gutting of human rights for corporate profit - http://www.iatp.org/blog/201408/tar-sands-trade-rules-and-the-gutting-of-human-rights-for-corporate-profit shame on @EU_Commission #TTIP

California's 1-Percenters Are Flush With #Water as the Rest of the State Remains Parched - http://www.alternet.org/rich-people-hog-water-during-drought shape of things to come

lungs of smoker vs non-smoker - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/27/watch-lungs-of-smoker-vs-non.html pretty graphic.... #smoking

Climate Shocker: Warming Oceans Creating Great Plumes of Methane Bubbles Near the Atlantic Coast - http://www.alternet.org/environment/warming-oceans-create-bubbles-methane-gas great; not

Video: Tase me bro - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/27/video-tase-me-bro.html bizarre; shows why Tasers should be banned...

Key: Only National will deliver major free trade deals - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11315271 & thus the only party prepared to sell #NZ down the river...

Snappy response to sexist harrasser - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/27/snappy-response-to-sexist-harr.html well done...


S&D Group president Gianni Pittella: "We oppose #ISDS mechanism in #CETA" - http://www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu/newsroom/sd-group-president-gianni-pittella-we-oppose-isds-mechanism-eu-canada-trade-deal hugely important statement

Bill and Melinda Gates take a $1 million stand for #guncontrol - http://www.cnet.com/news/bill-gates-takes-a-stand-against-the-nra/ kudos for that

The second regional comprehensive economic partnership (RCEP) ministerial meeting - http://www.asean.org/images/Statement/2014/aug/2nd%20RCEP%20Minsterial%20Meeting%20JMS%2028FINAL29.pdf who needs #TPP?

Ohio lawmakers want to limit the teaching of the scientific process - http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/08/ohio-lawmakers-want-to-ban-schools-from-teaching-scientific-process/ more US #bonkerism

Why the US struggles against Japan in #TPP negotiations - http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/08/27/why-the-us-struggles-against-japan-in-tpp-negotiations/ a different perspective

Médecins Sans Frontières warns about IP inclusion in Asian FTA
- http://www.bilaterals.org/?medecins-sans-frontieres-warns http://www.bilaterals.org/?medecins-sans-frontieres-warns more threats to public health

The West Has Lost 63 Trillion Gallons of Water During Drought - http://mashable.com/2014/08/27/in-pictures-the-west-has-lost-63-trillion-gallons-of-water-during-drought/ good job it's nothing serious like #climatechange

EU gives up on TTIP for US reinsurance reform - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/euro-finance/eu-gives-ttip-us-reinsurance-reform-307982 another area where #TTIP fails to deliver; how much left of "gains"?

Chemical industry using #TTIP ‘to attack the #precautionary principal’ - http://www.bilaterals.org/?chemical-industry-using-ttip-to of course: this is a principal goal

The tide is turning. Now it’s time to divest the Vatican. - http://act.350.org/sign/divest_vatican/ yes, that makes sense #fossilfuels

#TPP: Would the Americans dictate to us? - http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2014/08/26/tppa-would-the-americans-dictate-to-us/ well, what do you think...?

Plundering the planet: Rigged corporate “free trade partnerships” and “climate change agreements” - http://www.bilaterals.org/?plundering-the-planet-rigged #TTIP #TPP

The corporate free trade project reloaded - http://www.bilaterals.org/?the-corporate-free-trade-project waking up to dangers of #TPP  & #TTIP

Intellectual Property Casebook Now Available As A Free Download - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140826/04554528318/intellectual-property-casebook-now-available-as-free-download.shtml looks interesting...

Gaza Residents Share Allegations of Abuse, Claim Israeli Soldiers Used Them as Human Shields - http://www.alternet.org/world/gaza-residents-share-monstrous-allegations-abuse-israeli-soldiers appalling if confirmed

Tea Time Might Be Over, Once World Wakes Up to Amount of Pesticides Inside Each Cup - http://www.alternet.org/food/tea-pesticides-3 eeek; not good

#CETA nimmt Demokratie in Geiselhaft - http://blog.campact.de/2014/08/ceta-nimmt-demokratie-in-geiselhaft/ exactly


The Dangers of the New Trade Secrets Acts - https://freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/davelevine/the-dangers-of-the-new-trade-secrets-acts/ really dangerous development #tradesecrets

In name of ‘free trade’ our public health-care system is forced to swallow another poison pill - http://justinvestment.org/2014/08/in-the-name-of-free-trade-our-public-health-care-system-is-forced-to-swallow-another-poison-pill/ so why accept it?

#NetNeutrality Is 'Marxist,' According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group - http://motherboard.vice.com/read/net-neutrality-is-marxist-according-to-this-koch-backed-astroturf-group wrong in just about every way

Nader: How Corporate Espionage on Nonprofit Watchdogs Goes Unpunished - http://www.alternet.org/corporate-accountability-and-workplace/ralph-nader-how-corporate-espionage-nonprofit-watchdogs-goes one law for the rich, one for the honest...


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