Saturday, 23 May 2015

150522


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150521 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/05/150521.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page


Monsanto Wants to Move to Switzerland. Why Is Obama Doing It Favors? - http://www.iatp.org/blog/201505/monsanto-wants-to-move-to-switzerland-why-is-obama-doing-it-favors good question #TTIP

Report: FBI's PATRIOT Act Snooping Goes Beyond Business Records, Subject To Few Restrictions - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150521/11025531077/report-fbis-patriot-act-snooping-goes-beyond-business-records-subject-to-few-restrictions.shtml worse and worse

"#Israel has tried too hard to appease the world and must stand up for itself." - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/22/israels-new-deputy-foreign-minister-this-land-is-ours-all-of-it-is-ours at least she has a sense of humour

EU claims that #TTIP won’t reduce EU food safety standards - http://www.chemtrust.org.uk/the-eu-claims-that-ttip-wont-reduce-eu-safety-standards-but-is-this-true/ here's why that is a flat-out lie

Rape victim falsely accused of lying by police wins £20,000 payout - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/may/22/victim-falsely-accused-of-lying-by-uk-hampshire-police-wins-payout the state of UK policing today...

Commission set to dump EU alcohol strategy - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/health-consumers/commission-set-dump-eu-alcohol-strategy-314782 another cop-out by @EU_Commission, rapidly proving itself useless

#Azerbaijan Police Arrest Businessman Linked To Tony Blair - http://www.globalresearch.ca/azerbaijan-police-arrest-businessman-linked-to-tony-blair/5449941 probably just a coincidence (v @arzugeybulla)

Mark Shuttleworth considering Canonical IPO - http://www.zdnet.com/article/mark-shuttleworth-considering-canonical-ipo/ now that's interesting #ubuntu

Alert: North Korea Now Capable Of Using Photoshop To Launch Missiles From Submarines - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150521/10255931075/alert-north-korea-now-capable-using-photoshop-to-launch-missiles-submarines.shtml ha! great headline

Editing the Uzbek Wikipedia: Kamarniso Vrandečić - http://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/05/21/editing-the-uzbek-wikipedia/ 7000 edits: major contribution to Uzbek culture

EU dropped pesticide laws due to US pressure over #TTIP, documents reveal - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/22/eu-dropped-pesticide-laws-due-to-us-pressure-over-ttip-documents-reveal further proof @EU_Commission is lying

How we’re fighting back against the UK #surveillance state—and winning - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/05/how-were-fighting-back-against-the-uk-surveillance-state-and-winning/ always look on the bright side of life...

Sony Uses Copyright To Force Verge To Takedown Its Copy Of Sony's Spotify Contract - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150521/17210231080/sony-uses-copyright-to-force-verge-to-takedown-copy-sonys-spotify-contract.shtml Sony is just spectacularly evil


The world is waking up to the $5.3 trillion cost of fossil fuels - https://theconversation.com/the-world-is-waking-up-to-the-5-3-trillion-cost-of-fossil-fuels-42169 good analysis of why #Australia's coal is doomed

"there was general agreement across broad divides of opinion that #Snowden had changed [surveillance] landscape" - https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/05/22/apple-google-spy-summit-cia-gchq-ditchley-surveillance/


#GE2015: turnout crucial for Tories as Labour supporters stayed at home - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/22/election-2015-who-voted-for-whom-labour-conservatives-turnout Tories the party of selfish old gits

#TPP Runs into Trouble, Thanks to Public Interest - http://www.cepr.net/publications/op-eds-columns/tpp-runs-into-trouble-thanks-to-public-interest more sunlight needed


"administration evidently doesn’t feel that it can make an honest case for #TPP" - http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/22/opinion/paul-krugman-trade-and-trust.html (v @1petermartin @DrRimmer)#ISDS

Monsanto & Syngenta About To Receive Dozens Of Patents On Unpatentable Plants - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150522/09211031084/monsanto-syngenta-about-to-receive-dozens-patents-unpatentable-plants.shtml EPO out of control & uncontrollable


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