Thursday, 18 February 2016

160218


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160217 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2016/02/160217.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

How #ISDS Threatens The Power Of Governments To Collect And Set Taxes - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160215/07475533607/how-corporate-sovereignty-threatens-power-governments-to-collect-set-taxes.shtml moreover, it's a deep, unfixable problem

British American Tobacco considering legal avenues to fight the Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1602/S00237/tobacco-industry-shouldnt-pause-plain-packaging.htm what utter scum #NZ

#TTIP round 12 - http://ttip2016.eu/blog/ding-ding-ttip-round-12-what-you-need-to-know.html excellent summary of where we are; seems "TTIP Lite" is back on the table....

Investment court system, #ISDS in disguise: 10 reasons why EU's proposal doesn't fix a flawed system - http://www.foeeurope.org/investment-court-system-ISDS-disguise-170216 just drop it

Google CEO sides with Apple, opposes court-ordered device backdoors - http://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/2016/02/google-ceo-sides-with-apple-opposes-court-ordered-device-backdoors/ better late than never #crypto

Tell @netflix: Stand up to Big Media bullies and do not block pro-privacy #VPN technology - https://act.openmedia.org/netflix?src=159195 

Head of Russian Orthodox church quizzes penguin on Antarctica visit - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/18/head-of-russian-orthodox-church-quizzes-penguin-on-antarctica-visit as one does

.@sussex_police: stop fining rough sleepers - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/576/913/589/ such heartlessness...

Remains at Swedish Iron Age fort tell a story of a horrible massacre - http://arstechnica.co.uk/science/2016/02/remains-at-iron-age-fort-tell-a-story-of-a-horrible-massacre/ amazing story

Pope suggests contraception can be condoned in Zika crisis - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/18/pope-suggests-contraception-can-be-condoned-in-zika-crisis wow - it's happening...

Representative Levin Announces Opposition To #TPP - http://content.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2016/02/representative-levin-announces-opposition-trans-pacific-partnership "deeply flawed trade deal was signed two weeks ago in a casino"

#TTIP round 12 - http://ttip2016.eu/blog/ding-ding-ttip-round-12-what-you-need-to-know.html excellent summary of where we are; "TTIP Lite" is their last, desperate attempt to save the deal...

Guardian Tech Reporter: Apple Should Help FBI Break Into iPhone 'Cos I Don't Consider Privacy All That Important - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160218/08111633638/guardian-tech-reporter-apple-should-help-fbi-break-into-iphone-because-i-dont-consider-privacy-all-that-important.shtml

"Regardless of who wins the presidency in November, approval of #TPP & #TTIP looks unlikely." - http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/02/18/in-murky-2016-contest-clear-opposition-to-trade-agreements/ the tide is turning

"The Obama administration has all but given up on a trade agreement with the European Union." - http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnbrinkley/2016/02/18/obama-punts-on-trade-agreement-with-eu/ #TTIP

50.000 get√∂tete Elefanten - http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/50-000-getoetete-elefanten-us-waffenlobbyunterstuetztunterstuetzt-elfenbeinhandel-a-1077923.html a shameful, bloody trade driven in part by the perennial selfish & stupid @NRA

Farmers fear for their future as new #TTIP round opens - http://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/farmers-fear-for-their-future-as-new-ttip-round-opens/ they're right: EU #farmers likely to be main losers

Key evidence withheld as 'trade secret' in EU's controversial risk assessment of #glyphosate - http://corporateeurope.org/efsa/2016/02/key-evidence-withheld-trade-secret-eus-controversial-risk-assessment-glyphosate profits before people

Introduction to Old English Metre - http://languagehat.com/an-introduction-to-old-english-metre/ Alan J. Bliss, ‘An Introduction to Old English Metre’, Oxford: Blackwell, 1962

Mass EU migration into Britain is actually good news for UK economy - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/feb/18/mass-eu-migration-into-britain-is-actually-good-news-for-uk-economy good article about hugely important point


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