Tuesday, 25 August 2015

150825


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150824 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/08/150824.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TTIP: USA wollen Mitspracherecht bei EU-Gesetzen - http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article136809742/USA-wollen-Mitspracherecht-bei-EU-Gesetzen.html yeah, who cares about EU sovereignty? (v @olewin)


Corn wars - http://www.newrepublic.com/article/122441/corn-wars?src=longreads ridiculous; all this should be in the public domain so that we can feed the world (v  সঙ্কর্ষণ)

Stop Fedex from shipping shark fins - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/283/034/695/ shame on @FedEx profiting from this deadly trade

Large-Scale Peer-Review Fraud Leads To Retraction Of 64 Scientific Papers - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150824/10001232043/large-scale-peer-review-fraud-leads-to-retraction-63-scientific-papers.shtml symptom of much bigger problem #oa

Germany initiates move to ban #GMO crops - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/agriculture-food/germany-initiates-move-ban-gmo-crops-317029 that will go down well with Us companies #TTIP


if #Corbyn wins, Britain could be out of Europe - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/25/labour-race-corbyn-wins-britain-out-of-europe predictable scaremongering from pathetic toynbee #blair

Pesticides Blamed for Bee Declines Widespread in US Waterways - http://www.alternet.org/environment/pesticides-blamed-bee-declines-widespread-us-waterways #neonicotinoids could devastate aquatic invertebrates

UK #surveillance “worse than 1984,” says new UN privacy chief - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/08/uk-surveillance-worse-than-1984-says-new-un-privacy-chief/ great to see him speak out so soon on this...

Asian countries shift focus to regional trade after TPP delay - http://www.afr.com/news/economy/trade/asian-countries-shift-focus-to-regional-trade-after-tpp-delay-20150825-gj73bb bored by #TPP?


Non-UK born residents likely to exceed 8 million in latest figures, thinktank says - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/aug/25/non-uk-born-residents-likely-to-exceed-8-million-in-latest-figures-thinktank-says that's good news 4 UK, actually

75,000 Popcorn Time Users in Crosshairs of Anti-Piracy Group - https://torrentfreak.com/75000-popcorn-time-users-in-crosshairs-of-anti-piracy-group-150825/ popcorn indeed...

Facing possible ban, more Americans are buying new—and legal—$900 flamethrowers - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/08/facing-possible-ban-more-americans-are-buying-new-and-legal-900-flamethrowers/ bonkers; great pic, though


#TPP sceptics won't halt deal - Groser - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11502748 translation: "I'm going to do it whatever the public thinks..." #arrogance

No #TPP deal if auto parts sector threatened: trade minister - http://www.therecord.com/news-story/5812122-no-trans-pacific-trade-deal-if-auto-parts-sector-threatened-trade-minister/ fighting words; but does he mean it? #CA


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