Tuesday, 5 November 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191104.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Government pushes ahead with plans for ‘festival of Brexit’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/05/government-pushes-ahead-plans-festival-of-brexit stupidly divisive; will deepen rifts in this country even more

Home Office pays religious groups to help deport rough sleepers - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/nov/05/home-office-pays-religious-groups-to-help-deport-rough-sleepers oh, so that’s what religion is for…

Appeals Court Says It’s OK For Cops To Destroy Someone Else’s House To Apprehend A Criminal Suspect - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191030/15530543295/appeals-court-says-ok-cops-to-destroy-someone-elses-house-to-apprehend-criminal-suspect.shtml words fail

this US Food Defect Levels Handbook - https://www.fda.gov/food/ingredients-additives-gras-packaging-guidance-documents-regulatory-information/food-defect-levels-handbook - should be one of @uklabour’s most powerful election documents; US food standards are awful… #ge19

Pharma Giant Fails To Mention – For 18 Years – That US Government Helped Fund A Key Patent Used In Drug That Has Generated $53 Billion In Sales So Far - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191101/08414243305/pharma-giant-fails-to-mention-18-years-that-us-government-helped-fund-key-patent-used-drug-that-has-generated-53-billion-sales.shtml whoops - how careless of us…

Cambridge accepts £6m Shell donation for oil extraction research - https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/nov/05/cambridge-accepts-6m-shell-donation-for-oil-extraction-research shame on @Cambridge_Uni (but nice pic of my tower-top room in that Guardian pic…)

Trial by fire: A scholar burned himself to death to protest the disappearance of indigenous languages and cultures in Russia. - https://meduza.io/en/feature/2019/11/04/trial-by-fire amazing report of a tragic situation… #Udmurt #linguistics

‘Alarming’ Chinese meddling at UK universities exposed in report - https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/nov/05/alarming-chinese-meddling-at-uk-universities-exposed-in-report “The committee highlighted the role of China-funded Confucius Institutes officials in confiscating papers which mentioned Taiwan at an academic conference”; huge issue, and will get worse

Cowed and outgunned: why Mexico’s police ‘don’t stand a chance’ against drug cartels - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/05/mexico-police-dont-stand-chance-against-drug-cartels & yet this could all be stopped by a single move: #decriminalisation

Don’t sign pledges on NHS or climate, Tory HQ tells candidates - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/05/dont-sign-pledges-on-nhs-or-climate-tory-hq-tells-candidates says it all, really… #ge19

‘Fantastic day for elephants’: court rejects ivory ban challenge - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/05/fantastic-day-for-elephants-court-rejects-ivory-ban-challenge according to article, this is a good example of UK leading the way; we should do more of this…

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