Thursday, 24 May 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/05/180523.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘We can’t see a future’: group takes EU to court over climate change - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/24/families-take-eu-court-climate-change-emissions great move, more such cases needed

Is Russia ready to use euros in trade? - http://vestnikkavkaza.net/material/113042 “Russia is ready to use euros rather than US dollars in foreign trade if the European Union declares its stance against expansion of the US anti-Russian sanctions”

Mining the Panama Papers and other leaks to reveal the hidden looting of West #Africa by its corrupt elite - https://boingboing.net/2018/05/24/risking-all-for-truth.html

Announcing “e Foundation” for eelo - https://www.indidea.org/gael/blog/announcing-e-foundation-for-eelo/ excellent



180523


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/05/180522.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Illegal online sales of endangered wildlife rife in Europe - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/23/illegal-online-sales-of-endangered-wildlife-rife-in-europe crowdsourcing investigations seems like the perfect way to track down and report these crimes

‘I’ll never trust the English again’: Jamaica’s Windrush backlash - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/23/ill-never-trust-the-english-again-jamaicas-windrush-backlash-70th-anniversary more trade deals that fox will never obtain… #BrexitReality

UK might have to pay £39bn Brexit bill before trade deal agreed - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/23/uk-might-have-to-pay-39bn-brexit-bill-before-trade-deal-agreed they should be grateful it’s not £100bn…

UK calls for special EU deal on data-sharing laws after Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/may/23/uk-calls-for-eu-deal-data-sharing-laws-brexit great strategy, UK gov: insult the EU at every turn - then ask for special treatment. how about “no”…?

’ “max fac” customs system would involve firms having to pay £32.50 per customs declaration. This would cost them up between £17bn and £20bn a year’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2018/may/23/pmqs-theresa-may-jeremy-corbyn-gove-ministers-accused-of-putting-country-in-jeopardy-through-cabinet-infighting-politics-live?page=with:block-5b05785de4b0a1f8347716a7#block-5b05785de4b0a1f8347716a7 it won’t, because the “max fac” system will never work - just look at UK gov’s endless IT failures

Hitting toughest climate target will save world $30tn in damages, analysis shows - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/23/hitting-toughest-climate-target-will-save-world-30tn-in-damages-analysis-shows well, this is obvious to anyone with a brain… #globalwarming

‘It’s like a death sentence’: ex-NHS worker billed £4,388 for treatment - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/23/go-die-not-interested-windrush-citizen-feels-neglected-by-britain " worked in UK for 30 years"

Save Free Flow of News in the EU: A Letter to the Council - https://medium.com/@stagurnhelgadttir/save-free-flow-of-news-in-the-eu-a-letter-to-the-council-d1a061252cb6 excellent, logical analysis of a really bad idea… #article11 #copyright


Tuesday, 22 May 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.at/2018/05/180521.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘Weird, odd, a dumpster fire’: Trump’s North Korea summit coin ridiculed - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/22/donald-trump-north-korea-coin-kim-jong-un-nuclear-talks so trump, so banana republic…

#copyrightdirective Article 11: Driven By Rhetoric, Not By Arithmetic - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/eu-reform/article-11-driven-by-rhetoric-not-by-arithmetic/ the numbers speak for themselves: the #snippet tax doesn’t add up

Courts Says CIA Can Dump Classified Info To Members Of The Public And Still Deny They’ve Been Publicly Released - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180427/18163239731/courts-says-cia-can-dump-classified-info-to-members-public-still-deny-theyve-been-publicly-released.shtml riiight

EU talks with Australia and New Zealand deal blow to UK free trade plans - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/22/eu-trade-talks-australia-new-zealand-brexit-commonwealth “Bloc could end up on better terms with the Commonwealth nations after #Brexit than UK” fox should resign now

Rudy Giuliani won deal for OxyContin maker to continue sales of drug behind opioid deaths - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/22/rudy-giuliani-opioid-epidemic-oxycontin-purdue-pharma giuliani has blood on his hands: how many have died because of this?


Tibetan man gets five years in prison for speaking about his native language - https://boingboing.net/2018/05/22/tibetan-man-gets-five-years-in.html #china wants to wipe out tibetan culture #tibet


Monday, 21 May 2018

180521


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.at/2018/05/180520.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“prospect of a no-deal exit and a hard border would play to Sinn Féin’s political aims of a united Ireland” - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/21/support-for-brexit-falls-sharply-in-northern-ireland #brexit will destroy the “United” Kingdom

Report Confirms Deep Flaws Of Automated Facial Recognition Software In The UK, Warns Its Use In The US Is Spreading - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180518/10000439863/report-confirms-deep-flaws-automated-facial-recognition-software-uk-warns-use-us-is-spreading.shtml bad stuff

Medicines were tainted with pesticides in sloppy drug facility, FDA warns - https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/05/medicines-were-tainted-with-pesticides-in-sloppy-drug-facility-fda-warns/ the kind of stuff US wants to force UK to buy under post-#brexit trade deal…

‘Sometimes dancing, sometimes furious’: a girl shot dead in #Gaza - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/19/sometimes-dancing-sometimes-furious-a-girl-shot-dead-in-gaza such brave heroes, these #israeli soliders, taking on 14-year-old girls with nothing more than high-power sniper rifles…


One Day Left To Get Your Copy Of @techdirt’s CIA: Collect It All On Kickstarter! - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180521/11120339871/one-day-left-to-get-your-copy-cia-collect-it-all-kickstarter.shtml hurry hurry hurry…

Internet Archive awarded grant from Arcadia Fund to digitize university press collections - https://blog.archive.org/2018/05/21/internet-archive-awarded-grant-from-arcadia-fund-to-digitize-university-press-collections/ great news

Rupert Murdoch Believes In The Free Market… Until His Company Is Struggling: Then He Wants To Regulate Competitors - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180521/01303439869/rupert-murdoch-believes-free-market-until-his-company-is-struggling-then-he-wants-to-regulate-competitors.shtml


Sunday, 20 May 2018

180520


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.at/2018/05/180519.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The growing threat to #privacy from big data forensics and false positives - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/05/the-growing-threat-to-privacy-from-big-data-forensics-and-false-positives/ watch out for this subtle but bad stuff #DNA #facialrecognition


Brexit could wreck green agenda, says UN - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/19/un-warns-britain-over-green-brexit could??? it’s precisely why the rich and powerful are backing #brexit - to trash our environmental standards and boost profits

Briten planen größtes Batterienetz der Welt -
http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/energiewende-briten-bauen-grosses-batterienetz-a-1208731.html this sounds surprisingly sensible for UK…

Масштабный «Грозненский дельфинарий» открыт в Чечне - http://vestikavkaza.ru/material/231736 just shows that chechnya is not a civilised nation


180519


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.at/2018/05/180518.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page



Saturday, 19 May 2018

180518


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/05/180517.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Irish PM warns UK could crash out of EU without Brexit deal if no progress soon - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/17/leo-varadkar-theresa-may-sofia-brexit-deal #brexit going well, I see…

EU court upholds curbs on bee-killing pesticide - https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/eu-court-upholds-curbs-on-bee-killing-pesticide/ "against the insecticides clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid because of the risks those substances pose to bees”

EU sets course for US clash with law blocking Iran sanctions - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/17/maersk-tankers-pull-out-of-iran-in-blow-to-nuclear-deal “European leaders to launch statute to protect EU firms doing business in Iran” damn right…