Saturday, 23 April 2016

160422

Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160421 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/04/160421.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

.@EU_Commission plans to relicense 'carcinogenic' weedkiller - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/22/european-commission-glyphosate-weedkiller-leaked-proposal cares more about corporates than public health

Fresh EU-US trade spat brewing over new plant breeding techniques - http://www.euractiv.com/section/science-policymaking/news/fresh-eu-us-trade-spat-brewing-over-new-plant-breeding-techniques/ #TTIP already distorting policy decisions



The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality - https://www.quantamagazine.org/20160421-the-evolutionary-argument-against-reality/ interesting stuff; plausible, too...

UK ploughs ahead with plan for 10-year jail term for online file sharing - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/04/uk-file-sharing-10-years-jail-time/ despite objections and doubts #copyright

Pressure grows for Commission President Juncker to end #tobacco lobbying secrecy - http://corporateeurope.org/power-lobbies/2016/04/pressure-grows-commission-president-juncker-end-tobacco-lobbying-secrecy unacceptable behaviour

Why Internet voting is a terrible idea, explained in small words anyone can understand - http://boingboing.net/2016/04/21/why-internet-voting-is-a-terri.html this is very good

Facebook, Google campuses at risk of being flooded due to sea level rise - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/apr/22/silicon-valley-sea-level-rise-google-facebook-flood-risk should wake up a lot of people #climate

RCEP draft text for investment chapter, October 16, 2015 version - http://www.keionline.org/node/2474 more bad stuff from #RCEP


Leaked #TTIP memo shows EU targeting U.S. government contracts - http://www.iatp.org/blog/201604/leaked-ttip-memo-shows-eu-targeting-us-government-contracts willing to give up EU health & safety in return?

Greens/EFA MEPs address a letter to US President on #TTIP - http://www.greens-efa.eu/open-letter-to-president-obama-15478.html "we implore you to listen to our concerns"

3 bits of bad news the Tories sneaked out while everyone was distracted by Queen’s birthday - http://www.thecanary.co/2016/04/22/3-bits-bad-news-tories-sneaked-everyone-distracted-queens-birthday/ again (v @raycorrigan)

Streitthema #TTIP: Obamas hässliches Mitbringsel - http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/ttip-barack-obama-und-sein-haessliches-mitbringsel-a-1088728.html "von einer Einigung sind US & EU meilenweit entfernt."

We Could Be Witnessing Death of Fossil Fuel Industry - http://www.alternet.org/environment/we-could-be-witnessing-death-fossil-fuel-industry-will-it-take-rest-economy-down-it "35% independent oil cos. worldwide to declare bankruptcy"


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