Sunday, 22 September 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190920.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Another Nail In the Coffin Of Corporate Sovereignty, As Massive Asian Trade Deal RCEP Nears Completion Without It - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190919/08562843024/another-nail-coffin-corporate-sovereignty-as-massive-asian-trade-deal-rcep-nears-completion-without-it.shtml #ISDS is definitely on the way out; but it remains in older treaties…



Saturday, 21 September 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190919.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Superbug hotspots emerging in farms across globe – study - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/19/superbug-hotspots-emerging-in-farms-across-globe-study meat is killing the planet, and will us. we must move to plant-based substitutes, which fortunately are really good now… #plantmeat

Fresh Brexit talks row as UK asks EU to keep its proposals secret - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/20/fresh-brexit-talks-row-uk-eu-proposals-secret now stupid do have to be not to understand that this is not how the EU works…? #brexitchaos

Court Shoots Down Cop’s Assertion That Driving Without Breaking Any Laws Is ‘Suspicious’ - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190904/13582142921/court-shoots-down-cops-assertion-that-driving-without-breaking-any-laws-is-suspicious.shtml well, that’s a relief…

Chinese journalists to be tested on loyalty to Xi Jinping - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/20/chinese-journalists-to-be-tested-on-loyalty-to-xi-jinping coming soon: Brit journalists to be tested on loyalty to #brexit

Chuck Yeager Sues Airbus For Mentioning That Chuck Yeager Broke The Sound Barrier - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190919/11564943027/chuck-yeager-sues-airbus-mentioning-that-chuck-yeager-broke-sound-barrier.shtml what a sad, er, comedown…



Friday, 20 September 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190918.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


#Climatecrisis seen as ‘most important issue’ by public, poll shows - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/18/climate-crisis-seen-as-most-important-issue-by-public-poll-shows that’s good, but UK emerges with little honour here…


Now is the time to defend the final haven for #privacy: your brain - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/09/now-is-the-time-to-defend-the-final-haven-for-privacy-your-brain/ because we’re about to lose it…

No-deal Brexit will cut 3% off UK economic growth, warns OECD - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/sep/19/no-deal-brexit-3-percent-off-uk-economic-growth-says-oecd-recession no biggie - 3 is a small number, #amirite…?

Hong Kong’s Green Monday sees breakthrough for plant-based ‘pork’ in swine fever-hit China - https://www.scmp.com/tech/start-ups/article/3027948/hong-kongs-green-monday-sees-breakthrough-plant-based-pork-swine great news: “Omnipork, a plant-based protein that looks and tastes like ground pork”

“They contemplate a world where the supreme court rules this prorogation unlawful – the government is plainly contemplating in that world, continuing the prorogation until October 14th.” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2019/sep/19/brexit-news-latest-supreme-court-john-major-tells-supreme-court-it-would-be-naive-to-believe-boris-johnsons-prorogation-claims-live-news?page=with:block-5d836f758f0834740f3be3ee#block-5d836f758f0834740f3be3ee #brexitchaos

Asylum seeker denied cancer treatment by Home Office dies - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/19/asylum-seeker-denied-cancer-treatment-nhs-home-office-hostile-environment “The Home Office, they killed her – they really did". I hope the people responsible enjoy looking in the mirror for the rest of their lives…

Campaigners urge UN to endorse global fracking ban - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/19/campaigners-urge-un-to-endorse-global-fracking-ban great idea, but might be hard to get it past trumpie…

Trump sues Manhattan DA seeking to block tax return subpoena - https://apnews.com/b4b0ea59e908433996f77698f45d2756 amazing - it’s almost as if he had something terrible he wanted to hide…

Kamila Shamsie’s book award withdrawn over her part in Israel boycott - https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/19/kamila-shamsies-book-award-withdrawn-over-her-part-in-israel-boycott ridiculous and petty



Wednesday, 18 September 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190917.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“When the commission explained the technical challenges and enduring need for customs checks under the UK proposals, Johnson expressed surprise in the direction of his advisers.” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/18/boris-johnson-surprised-by-level-of-irish-border-checks-brexit #brexitchaos

DOJ Decides To Help Publicize Snowden’s Memoir By Suing Him For Failing To Run His Book By The CIA And NSA First - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190917/16533043011/doj-decides-to-help-publicize-snowdens-memoir-suing-him-failing-to-run-his-book-cia-nsa-first.shtml



Tuesday, 17 September 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190916.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Richard M. Stallman resigns as FSF president and from its board of directors - https://www.fsf.org/news/richard-m-stallman-resigns sad end to a brilliant career #gnu #rms

Amazon deforestation is driven by criminal networks, report finds - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/16/amazon-deforestation-brazil-crime-report-human-rights-watch maybe time for #bolsonaro to enforce the laws…


Outrage as blue shark is cooked and served at Plymouth Seafood festival - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/17/blue-shark-cooked-at-plymouth-seafood-festival unacceptable in 2019…

EU given Brexit draft with backstop scrubbed out, UK sources admit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/17/eu-given-brexit-draft-with-backstop-scrubbed-out-uk-sources-admit petty and pathetic #brexitchaos

House Intelligence Committee: Intelligence Community Is Burying A Whistleblower Complaint That May Involve Wrongdoing By The White House - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190915/17162442994/house-intelligence-committee-intelligence-community-is-burying-whistleblower-complaint-that-may-involve-wrongdoing-white-house.shtml interesting…

US academic given two weeks to leave UK after eight years - https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/sep/17/us-academic-given-two-weeks-pack-up-after-eight-years-visa-system-researchers #brexit is throwing all the best people out of the country to mollify the bigots and idiots

Pitting climate justice against remain won’t work for Lexiteers - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/17/climate-justice-lexiteer-labour-conference-europe-environment how stupid can people be to set up this kind of false choice?

The silenced: meet the climate whistleblowers muzzled by Trump - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/17/whistleblowers-scientists-climate-crisis-trump-administration trump is such a stupid, cowardly bully… #climatecrisis



Monday, 16 September 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190915.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘Americans are waking up’: two thirds say climate crisis must be addressed - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/sep/15/americans-climate-change-crisis-cbs-poll that’s good; Dems must take note

Denmark Releases 32 Prisoners Convicted Because Of Flawed Mobile Phone Tracking Data - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190913/08340842982/denmark-releases-32-prisoners-convicted-because-flawed-mobile-phone-tracking-data.shtml just because it’s digital data doesn’t mean it’s dependable

A rising tide: ‘overtourism’ and the curse of the cruise ships - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/sep/16/a-rising-tide-overtourism-and-the-curse-of-the-cruise-ships these polluting monsters must be taxed to the hilt for the damage they cause to the environment and cities

Brexit: EU must show flexibility, says Raab before Johnson-Juncker meeting - live news - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/sep/16/brexit-latest-news-boris-johnson-talks-juncker-eu-must-show-flexibility-says-raab-ahead-of-boris-johnsons-key-meeting-with-juncker-live-news-latest-news strange how the UK doesn’t have to show any “flexibility” on its unrealistic red lines…

Half of tigers rescued from Thai temple have died, officials say - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/16/half-of-tigers-rescued-from-thai-temple-have-died-officials-say appalling

Mother of all loft conversions: how Tate Modern became building of the century - https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/sep/16/tate-modern-best-architecture-21st-century-jacques-herzog fab architecture, fab space #artepovera

New York prosecutors subpoena eight years of Trump’s tax returns - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/16/trump-tax-returns-new-york-subpoena excellent news…



190915


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190914.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘Johnson is a liar who only backed Leave to help his career’ – David Cameron - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/15/david-cameron-slammed-for-horrendous-mistake-brexit-referendum “Brexiters were enraged by his suggestion that a second referendum might be necessary and that the Vote Leave campaign lied.”

We must stop Brexit in any form, councillors tell Jeremy Corbyn - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/15/we-must-stop-brexit-in-any-form-councillors-tell-jeremy-corbyn people finally telling the truth about #brexit; but is it too late?


EU officials reject Boris Johnson claim of ‘huge progress’ in Brexit talks - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/15/eu-officials-reject-boris-johnson-claim-huge-progress-brexit-talks “one EU source, describing the mood after the latest talks. “I am not even going to call them negotiations”

Johnson’s ‘bonkers’ plan for £15bn bridge derided by engineers - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/sep/15/boris-johnson-bonkers-plan-for-15bn-pound-bridge-derided-by-engineers "would require dozens of support towers at heights “never achieved anywhere in the world”