Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150105 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.fi/2015/01/150105.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page
The State of Play in Vattenfall v. Germany II - http://www.iisd.org/sites/default/files/publications/state-of-play-vattenfall-vs-germany-II-leaving-german-public-dark-en.pdf discovering the huge pain of #ISDS the hard way (v @fifarahman)#TTIP
Cornish pasty ‘threatened by EU-US trade deal' - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/11326494/Cornish-pasty-threatened-by-EU-US-trade-deal.html the @Telegraph is worried about #TTIP's impact (v @MarietjeSchaake)
UK loaned £1.7bn to foreign fossil fuel projects despite pledge - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/06/uk-loaned-17bn-to-foreign-fossil-fuel-projects-despite-pledge this is insane
Global Moves To Give Corporations Yet More Legal Weapons By Strengthening Laws Protecting #TradeSecrets - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141231/07522829558/global-moves-to-give-corporations-yet-more-legal-weapons-strengthening-laws-protecting-trade-secrets.shtml v worrying
re #TradeSecrets: note that #TPP has section on this, #TTIP is likely to; also there is EU Directive, US bills...part of concerted push
Austerity Killing You? How About a Trade Deal? - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-kuttner/austerity-killing-you-how_b_6414534.html?utm_hp_ref=tw #TTIP is "handy way of changing the subject" (v @loraenvt)
"#TTIP was designed by corporations to weaken labor & government -- and would do just about nothing to get Europe out of its austerity trap"
#TTIP "intended to promote further #deregulation of economic, financial, health, labor, safety, privacy, & environmental protections"
New Threat to #Openness in the EU: #TradeSecrets Directive - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/trade-secrets-3592593/ don't let them sneak this through: it's awful
Does Cheap Access Encourage Science? Evidence from the WWII Book Replication Program - http://infojustice.org/archives/33739 interesting
Do Not Zoom - http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1502a/zoomable/ I repeat: if you value your sense of self-worth, do not click on this picture...
More hospitals declare critical incidents as demand surges - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jan/06/hospitals-struggling-demand-cancel-operations-major-incidents #NHS meltdown heating up...
Johnson: it’s a disaster that some UK citizens don’t speak English - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jan/06/boris-johnson-multi-culty-balkanisation-uk-english-speaking-nhs it's a disaster politicians so quick to demonise
Plummeting oil price casts shadow over #fracking's future - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/06/oil-price-casts-shadow-over-frackings-future oh, isn't that just a pity...?
Irish Water Ltd and #TTIP - http://www.fliuch.org/5835/interesting-letter-to-village-magazine-on-irish-water-ltd-and-ttip has #Ireland really thought through what #ISDS could do here? I doubt it (v @greentak)
Devs Of Chrome Extension That Finds Cheaper Textbook Prices Receives Legal Threats From Major Textbook Supplier - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150103/10533729588/developers-chrome-extension-that-finds-cheaper-textbook-prices-receives-legal-threats-major-textbook-supplier.shtml
UK public must wake up to risks of #CCTV, says #surveillance commissioner - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/06/tony-porter-surveillance-commissioner-risk-cctv-public-transparent & he should know...
"#TTIP’s goal is to unleash power of the transatlantic economy" - http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/2015-ttip-conclusion-critical-by-carl-bildt-and-javier-solana-2015-01 0.05% extra GDP/yr unleashes nothing (v @jonworth)
The Largest, Most Disastrous Trade Deal You've Never Heard Of - http://www.alternet.org/robert-reich-largest-most-disastrous-trade-deal-youve-never-heard he means #TPP, but #TTIP is bigger, just as bad
Keystone Pipeline Means Costlier Gas - http://www.citizenvox.org/2015/01/06/keystone-pipeline-means-costlier-gas/ important point, skated over by #KXL proponents
Kochs and Walmart Clan Wage Dirty War to Stop You From Putting #Solar Panels on Your Home - http://www.alternet.org/environment/koch-and-wal-marts-attempt-kill-solar-panels incredible selfishness
Tell @kfc & Yum! Brands to do the right thing, and adopt a comprehensive deforestation-free palm oil policy. - http://action.sumofus.org/a/kfc-palm-oil/
Institute for Open Leadership kicks off next week - https://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/44672 #cc
Open Source Virtual Reality - http://www.osvr.com/ "This OSVR ecosystem is fully open-source"
Pittella, Katainen proposes to dictate to EU member states - http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=9e180a6b42ef1eae663a9e517&id=cb49ccbac3&e=78e1c0c8ff "this plan could be the end of the Juncker´s Commission"
Bernie Sanders' Brutal Letter On Obama's Trade Pact Foreshadows 2016 Democratic Clash - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/05/bernie-sanders-michael-froman-tpp_n_6419874.html #TPP #FTA
Maryland Politician Says Local Paper Can't Use His Name Without Permission - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150106/07302329607/maryland-politician-says-local-paper-cant-use-his-name-without-permission.shtml uh-huh...
Why the Trans-Pacific partnership agreement is a pending disaster - http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Tax-VOX/2015/0106/Why-the-Trans-Pacific-partnership-agreement-is-a-pending-disaster good summary of where trade deals went wrong #TPP
Stopping the Biggest Corporate Power Grab in Years - http://fpif.org/stopping-biggest-corporate-power-grab-years/ mostly about #TPP, applies to #TAFTA/#TTIP too