Monday, 31 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161029 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Justin Trudeau's plane returns to Ottawa because of mechanical issues - talk about symbolism... #CETA

EU and Canada sign #Ceta free trade deal - feeble reporting by @guardian, little understanding of issues

Sunday, 30 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161028 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

The Wix Mobile App, a #WordPress Joint - #GPL

It's going to be hot in the U.S. on election day - you'd hope people would think about #climatechange...

Public Consultation in relation to the REACH REFIT evaluation - #EU

Rochade in EU-Kommission: Günther Oettinger wechselt von Digitales zu Haushalt! - hmmm

How Mexico City's first Day of the Dead parade was inspired by James Bond - welcome to 2016

Saturday, 29 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161027 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#CETA: Canada has challenged the EU’s chemical regulations 21 times - beware the moosen #ISDS

The UK government’s war on #porn will expose children to more and worse - how to get it exactly wrong #DEBill

UN rights expert urges States not to sign the ‘flawed’ #CETA treaty and put it to referendum - #ISDS big problem

Martin Shkreli: I'm not upset about #HIV drug hike; it was 'woefully underpriced' - I'm sure those dying will agree

Thursday, 27 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161026 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

World on track to lose two-thirds of wild animals by 2020, major report warns - depressing

Belgians break EU-Canada deal deadlock - no surprise; be interesting to see the details.. #CETA

#PrivacyShield legal spat puts EU-US data flows at risk again - plucky Digital Rights Ireland goes into battle again

Physics tweak solves five of the biggest problems in one go - whoa, some tweak

Call for views: Modernising the European #copyright framework - why not pass on your thoughts?

I'm on trial for giving water to thirsty #pigs. If they were dogs, I would be a hero - you are, and we are not

EU proposes total commercial fishing ban on Atlantic sea bass - what's the betting UK gov will try 2 ignore science?

Climate change rate to turn southern Spain to desert by 2100, report warns - you bet

Utilities In Florida Are Using A Fake Consumer Group To Hamstring #Solar Competition - outrageous behaviour

CETA moves forward, but without controversial 'investment protection' provisions - the fabric of #CETA is in tatters

Wednesday, 26 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161025 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

'Fascination with sex': Megyn Kelly & Newt Gingrich in angry clash over Trump coverage - good journalism by Kelly

The great #CETA swindle - NB: "CETA’s environmental provisions cannot be enforced through trade sanctions"

#Kuwait Backtracks On Mandatory DNA Database Of All Citizens And Visitors - well, that's good

EPA Succumbs to Pressure From #Monsanto, Delays #Glyphosate #Cancer Review - @EPA is utterly spineless

>1 million formerly broken links in English Wikipedia updated to archived versions from the Wayback Machine - clever

Swimming with newborn whales: 'Hey, will you play with me?' – in pictures - amazing pix of amazing beings

EU drops law to limit #cancer-linked chemical in food after industry complaint - @EU_Commission betrays public again

TV viewing in hotel rooms doesn’t need #copyright licence fee—top EU legal eagle - quite right

Tuesday, 25 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161024 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TPP makes Australia vulnerable to court challenges, report claims - which is why #ISDS must come out of #CETA

'Nobody calls it Czechia': Czech Republic's new name fails to catch on - interesting failure #cz

#ISDS Helps To Bring EU-#Canada Trade Deal To Brink Of Collapse - time to get rid of it everywhere #CETA

Renewables made up half of net electricity capacity added last year - but UK falling behind thanks to tories' policy

.@ZacGoldsmith to resign as Heathrow decision sparks Tory unrest - kudos if he does... #climatechange

US funding new soldiers in wildlife #trafficking war: giant rats - great idea; let's hope it works


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161023 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Belgium given EU ultimatum to secure Canada trade deal, but Wallonia defiant - threats a great idea here..not #CETA

Murder of Brazil official marks new low in war on Amazon environmentalists - awful news; is rule of law dead? #br

#TPP and Free Trade: Time to Retake the English Language - "TPP is not about free trade"

Hazards ahead for TISA talks - NB: #TISA is a mixed agreement, like #CETA....

Report: IP Rights, Corporate Interests Threaten Small Farmers’ Right To Seeds, Biodiversity - #TPP #TTIP

EU trade deal with Canada collapses as Belgium refuses to sign - "collapse"? no, but it's certainly in trouble #CETA

EU trade deal with Canada on brink of collapse - " All concerns have been tackled."rubbish, they have been ignored

Beta Wayback Machine – Now with Site Search - fab news

Sunday, 23 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161022 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#CETA: Pittella calls for a swift compromise - @TheProgressives still utterly clueless on #CETA's deep problems

#Japan: stop the #whale slaughter - hours left - "creation of the South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary" #IWC


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161021 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Tory health minister calls #Brexit vote 'a terrible mistake' - politicians gradually finding courage to speak out

Unauthorised communication to the public in an online environment as a criminal offence in the UK? - looks v bad #UK

#CETA: A way out of European self-dwarfism - this "CETA or we are doomed" is absurd: the future is better deals

#Brexit: leading banks set to pull out of UK early next year - & so it begins...

Saturday, 22 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161020 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Canada-EU trade negotiations still gridlocked as horse trading continues [Updated] - #Wallonia stands strong #CETA

Polish woman jeered at for saying she no longer feels welcome in Britain - #brexiters shame us daily

#CETA deal on the brink of collapse as Canada admits defeat - interesting times...

Opposition walk out ahead of Diet committee deliberation on #TPP - "ruling parties could steamroll approval" #japan

Onshore windfarms more popular than thought, UK poll finds - so much for the sovereignty of the people

Thursday, 20 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161019 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Schulz makes a plea to back #CETA - selling out again; but he does raise EU-Vietnam FTA, which must also be stopped

Facebook bans 'offensive' Swedish breast cancer awareness video - shame on you,@facebook

Comment l’AECG Canada-Union Européenne va miner la démocratie - #CETA

Montaigne Institute warns EU against abandoning #TTIP - notice how there is nothing for the public in this defence

#TTIP: the impact on the Greek democracy, economy and society - #greece

Wednesday, 19 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161018 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

UK hard #Brexit pullout risks big fall in GDP and trade gridlock at ports - well, imagine that

Outrage over actor Rahama Sadau's hug highlights #Nigeria's divisions - these people are pathetic

I hate Trump and Farage. But on free trade they have a point - people finally wake up to dangers of #CETA & #TTIP

World's mammals being eaten into extinction, report warns - so depressing

.@FedEx: Please Stop Transporting Captive Dolphins for Human Entertainment - if you don't, time for a boycott?

UK Parliament's European Scrutiny Committee fails to understand #CETA's problems, waves it through - no surprise

Your dynamic IP address is now protected personal data under EU law - as is your static one... #privacy

EU-Canada trade deal still delayed by Belgian regional parliament - #ISDS rightly main sticking point for #CETA

Brazilian politician who led Rousseff impeachment arrested on corruption charges - you can't make this stuff up #br

Law may be needed to preserve the rights of Irish in UK after #Brexit - more complications... #ie

The Case for the #TPP: Responding to the Critics - all old, discredited claims, incredibly weak

UNESCO recommends halt to #Bangladesh coal plant - so will the U.S. Ex-Im Bank just arrogantly ignore that?

Tuesday, 18 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161017 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Donald Trump's dark warning that dead will rise from the voter rolls - whoa, this will end well....

The great #CETA swindle - great, detailed analysis of the lies being put about by @EU_Commission and its supporters

Why the #IoT security nightmare could be a dream for #Ubuntu - making security a snap

EU struggles to keep Canada trade deal on track - poor reporting: no mention of massive popular rejection of #CETA

CETA: A significant shift from democratic governance - why #CETA must not pass...

#CETA: Paul Magnette refuse la deadline de l’Europe - bravo,@paulmagnette...

Monday, 17 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161016 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

British spooks’ secret citizen data slurp broke ECHR rules, says tribunal - imminent #IPBill makes everything legal

"our next release which will be #Ubuntu 17.04, is hereby code named the ‘Zesty Zapus’." -

The truth about trade - "powerful companies are misusing #ISDS to try to scare governments" #TPP

Open letter to the parliament of Wallonia and Belgian voters on the proposed CETA & its #ISDS - #CA

Sign the petition urging UK minister George Eustice to protect #whales -

Prosecute South Herefordshire Hunt for throwing live Foxcubs to packs of hungry dogs - sick people

Judge rejects riot charges for journalist Amy Goodman after oil pipeline protest - wise judge

Highland Clearances - let's hope @ukhomeoffice's bullying makes #canada think twice about signing trade deal with UK

Whales’ dung is the real reason we need to stop hunting them - whales boost fish stocks, rather than depleting them

Sunday, 16 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161015 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Lawmakers Warned That 10 Year Sentences Could Apply to File-Sharers - more bad UK laws coming #copyright

UK to take small group of children from Calais refugee camp - 20 - mean-spirited post-#brexit UK in a nutshell

Irish leaders fear #Brexit will bring economic disaster - join the club; there's lots of us here, but plenty of room

.@Guardian view on data sharing: privacy of citizens is being eroded - UK gov pretending openness implies no privacy

EU court battle over secret #TTIP documents - if #ISDS were legal, they'd release the opinion; but they won't, so...

Multi-trillion dollar trade deal raises concerns - "The new focus is on e-services" #TISA


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161014 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Energy storage vital to keep UK lights on, say MPs - any sensible gov would do this immediately; unfortunately...

I see light in the darkness – a backlash against bigotry is underway - not in the UK, just getting worse #brexit

#TTIP et #CETA: « Nos PME ne seront pas les premières bénéficiaires de ces futurs accords » -

Saturday, 15 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161013 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

US banks planning exodus from #Brexit Britain, says French minister - oh, look: just as we warned..

#CETA signing scuppered by Belgium’s regional governments—for now - it ain't over yet....

#Japan hoping to pressure U.S. to follow its lead on TPP - I'm sure US will buckle under that "pressure" immediately

The Fury and Failure of Donald Trump - superb writing & analysis, brilliant illustration; do read

No extra money for #NHS, Theresa May tells health chief - so, basically, you've been had, #brexiters...

Thursday, 13 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161012 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Trump: new wave of sexual harassment allegations - "This entire article is fiction" 'cos he'd never do this, right?

Netherlands may extend assisted dying to those who feel 'life is complete' - wise Dutch; perhaps I should move there

Backup copies of software can’t be re-sold, rules top EU court - vaguely important decision #copyright

German trade bodies back Angela Merkel's tough stance over #Brexit - Germans will be begging for a deal, eh? Not.

Hate crimes soared after EU referendum, Home Office figures confirm - " leapt by 41%" #WellDoneBrexiters

German Court on #CETA: Important success for our democratic rights - "not a free ticket for CETA’s approval"

Universe has two trillion more galaxies than previously thought - fab: means our own failure as a race is just noise

#Delta accused of 'blatant discrimination' by black doctor after incident on flight - @delta still in 18th cent?

Israeli anger at Unesco motion condemning 'aggressions' at holy site - well, there's a simple solution here...

How Much Will Brexit Add to the Cost of Trident and Hinkley Point? - which was uneconomic even before brexit...

Wednesday, 12 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161011 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Is #China’s #gaokao the world’s toughest school exam? - excellent intro to this  crazy system

Backup copies of software can’t be re-sold, rules top EU court - vaguely important decision #copyright

Britain, get real: #Brexit means whatever the EU says it means - fine, wise piece

Media, Politics & The Death Of Intellectual Honesty - great analysis of real-time history happening now

Antitrust Suit Alleges Pharma Company Rubbished Its Own Product In Order To Stave Off Competition From Generics -

UK infrastructure will have trouble raising funds as Brexit approaches: EIB head - good moment to invest in donkeys

Clean air bought the farm: agro-lobby decimates air quality directive - NB how #TTIP is already lowering standards

Pieter Alexander Hintjens: 3 December 1962 – 4 October 2016 -


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161010 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Ambitious mission to capture first picture of Earth-like planet - imagine if we spent trillions on this, not war

Digital Economy Bill: Why the Tories want to police more of the online world - good explainer

Stingrays bought, quietly used by police forces across England - catching those IMSIs #surveillance

Canadian envoy: To make #CETA succeed, governments must redistribute wealth - well, they are, but to the rich...

Norway rejects Liam Fox request for free trade deal taskforce - "could jeopardise EEA agreement" #awkward #brexit

Why My East Texas Neighbors are Voting for Trump - superb, funny, terrifying analysis

Monday, 10 October 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161009 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Don’t let England be rebranded as a nation of bigots - too late, mate; it'll take 20 years to undo damage #brexit

EU, US negotiators officially drop aim of concluding #TTIP in 2016 - it's dead, Jim...but #CETA isn't

Just like the #Brexit vote, the Colombian referendum was corrupted by lies - fascinating analysis #farc

DfE wants to eyeball advance copies of articles citing schoolkid data - slippery slope time...?

Global demand for energy will peak in 2030, says World Energy Council - ‘phenomenal’ growth in solar and wind power

Europe to Push New Security Rules Amid IoT Mess - good, detailed discussion of #Iot's probs and solutions

Pound continues to fall against dollar & euro amid 'hard Brexit' fears - "falls 0.6% to $1.2360 and 0.2% to €1.1082"

Security Economics of the Internet of Things - everyone's talking about it... #IoT

Germany’s Bundesrat votes to ban internal combustion engines by 2030 - go, Bundesrat...

EU Economic Partnership Agreement with southern African countries enters into effect - any #ISDS here? can't see it

Groser: #NZ won't hang around if #TPP fails in the US -'t-hang-around-if-tpp-fails-in-the-us hate to break it to you, but I don't think this will sway US