Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150204 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.il/2015/02/150204.html yesterday's tweets as a single page
#Romania: Send Tania, Zoo Elephant, to Sanctuary - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/813/880/651/ "barren cell standing on concrete, often in her own urine & feces"
Jury Wastes No Time In Finding Ross Ulbricht Guilty On All Counts - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150204/14423529912/jury-wastes-no-time-finding-ross-ulbricht-guilty-all-counts.shtml
Powerful lobby attacks food safety at Brussels trade talks - http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2015-02-powerful-lobby-attacks-food-safety-at-brussels-trade-talks how standards will be lowered under #TTIP
#TTIP threatens food safety - http://www.foeeurope.org/EU-US-trade-deal-threatens-food-safety-030215 "new transatlantic body to filter all future food safety and animal welfare rules"
"EU & US could be bound by international standards "even where clear evidence suggests a threat to public health." - http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2741624/ttip_is_a_lethal_attack_on_food_safety_and_animal_welfare.html
British Army To Create 1500-Strong Social Media Propaganda Force - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150204/07545529907/british-army-to-create-1500-strong-social-media-propaganda-force.shtml seems rather a lot of people...
NGOs protest EU-US trade deal with a Trojan horse - http://www.euractiv.com/video/ngos-protest-eu-us-trade-deal-trojan-horse-311848 nice, short video of event #TTIP
Petitioners’ fears over EU-US trade deal well-grounded - http://www.bilaterals.org/?petitioners-fears-over-eu-us-trade "#TTIP much easier to sell if #ISDS no longer part of it"
Jim Hightower: Global Trade Deal Is a 'Corporate Coup d'Etat' - http://www.alternet.org/economy/jim-hightower-global-trade-deal-corporate-coup-detat they all are... #TPP #TTIP #TISA
EU urged to move fast to ratify FTA with #Singapore - http://www.bilaterals.org/?eu-urged-to-move-fast-to-ratify no: #ISDS must be removed before any ratification
An Unequal Treaty: TTIP and Inequality in Europe - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_JwAVpWmqN4MkVTbjQ1NFlaOVU/view good analysis of neglected aspect of #TTIP's many flaws
report: US-Japan trade deficit shows need for currency provisions in #TPP - http://thehill.com/policy/finance/231736-us-japan-trade-deficit-signal-of-need-for-currency-provisions-in-tpp but no sign yet of including it
Western Spy Agencies Secretly Rely on Hackers for Intel and Expertise - https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/02/04/demonize-prosecute-hackers-nsa-gchq-rely-intel-expertise/ are you on GCHQ's #LOVELYHORSE list of cool?
Yes, Major Record Labels Are Keeping Nearly All The Money They Get From #Spotify, Rather Than Giving It To Artists - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150204/07310329906/yes-major-record-labels-are-keeping-nearly-all-money-they-get-spotify-rather-than-giving-it-to-artists.shtml
Dept. of Justice Blesses IEEE Rules on Injunctions and Reasonability - http://www.consortiuminfo.org/standardsblog/article.php?story=20150204115737443 baby steps towards RF licensing #standards
EU Ambassador at 2nd EU-U.S. Trade Conference - http://useu.usmission.gov/2015-02-05_gardner_trade_conference.html "drawing of red lines is counterproductive" = "we will ignore them"
note use of “The Reality of Precaution: Comparing Risk Regulation in the U.S. and Europe.” - takes no account of which regs important
"Millions of European visitors to the United States are happy to eat our food" - yes, because it's just for 2 weeks, not for a lifetime
Intelligence Community's Lawyer's Desire For Unicorns, Leprechauns & Golden Keys That Don't Undermine Encryption - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150204/17480229914/intelligence-communitys-top-lawyer-endorses-desire-unicorns-leprechauns-golden-keys-that-dont-undermine-encryption.shtml
#TPP - The Latest in a Broken Record of Broken Promises - http://files.cwa-union.org/national/issues/PolicyIssues/Trade/TPP_Fact_Sheets_11_19_and_on/broken-promises-feb-5.pdf fact after fact after fact on past trade agreement failures
World's biggest sovereign wealth fund dumps dozens of
mug investors left holding rubbish?
Conservationists are worried about the waste from cruise ships in Alaska - http://mashable.com/2015/02/05/cruise-wastewater-alaska/ besmirching the very thing they feed off
Meet – and hear – the world's first bilingual chimps - http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26922-meet--and-hear--the-worlds-first-bilingual-chimps.html pretty big if confirmed
Stop TISA the secret trade agreement - https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stop_tisa_en_eu_sas/ @Avaaz discovers #TISA
The health impact of trade and investment agreements - https://www.uio.no/english/research/interfaculty-research-areas/globalgov/globalgov-for-health/calls-for-evidence/2015/trade-and-investments.html "invites submissions of evidence on the topic" #TPP #TTIP
EFF Launches Awards Program For Most Outrageous Failures In #FOIA Responses - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150204/04154629902/eff-launches-awards-program-most-outrageous-failures-foia-responses.shtml should be fun