Wednesday, 22 February 2017

170221


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170220 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170220.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Long-winded speech could be early sign of Alzheimer’s - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/21/long-winded-speech-could-be-early-sign-of-alzheimers-says-study now, who do we know unable to string sentences together…?


How to lobby the Lords on the #Brexit bill - http://www.stilleu.uk/lobby-lords-brexit-bill/ … today would be another good day to do this; please be polite…


Roundup from Day 1 of #FairUse/Fair Dealing Week 2017 - http://fairuseweek.org/roundup-from-day-1-of-fair-usefair-dealing-week-2017/ links to a good few posts on the subject

Shipowners isolated as maritime industry supports EU’s move to regulate CO2 - https://www.transportenvironment.org/news/shipowners-isolated-maritime-industry-supports-eu’s-‘first-move’-regulate-co2 v important: ships must be included

.@wagamama_uk have today made the commitment to go 100% #cagefree - well done them.  www.wagamama.com/sustainability

Video: Linus Torvalds on How to Build a Successful Open Source Project - https://www.linux.com/news/event/open-source-leadership-summit/2017/2/video-linus-torvalds-how-build-successful-open-source-project and he should know… #linux #git

Losing banking jobs to EU ‘threatens financial stability’ - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/21/losing-banking-jobs-to-eu-threatens-financial-stability-across-europe #WellDoneBrexiters, bringing everything crashing down

Betting the house? How #Brexit gamble could bring down the City - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/21/betting-the-house-how-brexit-gamble-could-bring-down-the-city I’m amazed the City let tories get to this point

NFU president says food will ‘rot in the fields’ unless government guarantees access to workforce - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/21/farmers-warning-eu-seasonal-workers-nfu-conference-birmingham #brexit


Monday, 20 February 2017

170220


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170219 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170219.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘The wild west of wind’: Republicans push Texas as unlikely green energy leader - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/20/texas-wind-energy-green-turbines-repbublicans-environment important pointers for way forward


How to lobby the Lords on the #Brexit bill - http://www.stilleu.uk/lobby-lords-brexit-bill/ … today would be a good day to do this; please be polite…

‘No deal’ #Brexit would mean £6bn in extra costs for UK exporters - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/20/no-deal-brexit-would-mean-6bn-in-extra-costs-for-uk-exporters “I doubt UK farmers know what’s coming”

Post-Brexit customs gridlock could choke UK trade, experts warn - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/20/post-brexit-customs-gridlock-could-choke-uk-trade-experts-warn #brexit is going to be an unbelievable fiasco

Climate scepticism is a far-right badge of honour – even in sweltering Australia - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/20/sweltering-aussies-rightwing-climate-of-fear “this idiocy-promoting rhetoric”

“four-year Trump administration could be heading for a billion dollars in taxpayer-borne costs” - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/20/trump-family-security-new-york-palm-beach-taxes #smallgov indeed

MPs pour scorn on ‘racist and sexist’ Donald Trump in state visit debate - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/20/mps-pour-scorn-on-racist-and-sexist-donald-trump-in-state-visit-debate well done them


Sunday, 19 February 2017

170219


Australia’s new normal … as city temperatures hit 47C people shelter from the deadly heat - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/feb/19/australia-new-normal-47c-climate-change irresponsible AU gov

I was wrong to defend Jeremy Corbyn. He has betrayed us over #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/19/i-was-wrong-to-defend-corbyn-he-has-betrayed-us-over-brexit “I gave him a chance”. me too; he blew it.

UK-US trade relations inquiry - https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/international-trade-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/uk-us-trade-16-17/ this will be a disaster; here’s a chance to make it slightly less awful #TTIP2

#StopTrump group aims for biggest protests in UK history - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/19/stop-trump-group-aims-for-biggest-protests-in-uk-history UK gov wants “full courtesy”: we’ll give it, don’t worry


Friday, 17 February 2017

170217


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170216 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170216.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Samba troupe’s political plan for Rio carnival ignites firestorm with farm lobby - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/16/rio-carnival-samba-protest-amazon-dam-environment good for them… #brazil

Britain starting to reassess US as an ally, Scottish Tory leader says - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/17/britain-starting-to-reassess-us-ally-scottish-tory-leader-ruth-davidson-says well, that’s interesting



Trump considers mobilizing national guard for immigration roundups - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/17/trump-immigration-roundup-national-guard definitely not martial law or a coup…



Thursday, 16 February 2017

170216


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170215 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170215.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Open Inheritance Art - http://openiart.uk/ “provides searchable access to over 36,000 works of art owned privately in the UK” #opendata

Stop Abusing Elephants at the Surin Elephant Round-up festival in #Thailand - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/617/804/915/ appalling abuse if true

Greens accuse Socialists of failure to stand up to corporate power as [some] MEPs vote to support #CETA trade deal - http://mollymep.org.uk/2017/02/15/socialists-failure-ceta/

#Tencent confirms #WeChat will introduce paid content for official accounts - http://technode.com/2017/02/16/tencent-confirms-wechat-will-introduce-paid-content-for-official-accounts/ this is the future, I think… #china


Ineos approached >5 East Midlands local councils to allow it to search 4 shale gas under council play parks - http://spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/climate/item/5948-local-community-spaces-in-east-midlands-at-risk-from-fracking-exploration #frack


if Ninova wins elections, “she would make sure the Bulgarian parliament will reject #CETA’s ratification” - http://www.euractiv.com/section/elections/news/french-and-german-socialists-divided-by-ceta-vote/

Malmström: #CETA done, Mexico and Mercosur next up - http://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/news/malmstrom-ceta-done-mexico-and-mercosur-next-up/ oh no it’s not: keep up pressure on your governments, people

Valve’s Gabe Newell: #VR could “turn out to be a complete failure” - https://arstechnica.co.uk/gaming/2017/02/valve-gabe-newell-vr-failure/ it will, just like last time - remember #VRML?

Out of the loop: Rex Tillerson finds state department sidelined by White House - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/16/rex-tillerson-state-department-sidelined-by-white-house #ThisIsFine


Fifty shades of Justin Trudeau - http://brief.euractiv.com/2017/02/16/the-brief-sponsored-by-statoil-fifty-shades-of-justin-trudeau/ “You’re meant to be representatives of the people not panting groupies.”

#Amazon rainforest’s final frontier under threat from oil and soya - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/feb/16/amazon-rainforest-final-frontier-in-brazil-under-threat-from-oil-and-soya shame on greedy @BP_plc the destroyer


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

170215


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170214 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170214.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

last chance: Please Write to Your MEPs About Today’s’s Critical - and Final - #CETA Vote - http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.nl/2017/02/please-write-to-your-meps-about-next.html here’s what I’ve sent

Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/us/politics/russia-intelligence-communications-trump.html this is getting interesting - and serious

Nuttall claims spike in hate crimes following #Brexit is ‘fabricated’ - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ukip-leader-paul-nuttall-rise-in-hate-crimes-a7560381.html so he says all the police forces lied, then?

“The dawn of #Brexit promises no significant freedom or opportunity that wasn’t there the day before.” - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/15/brexiteers-blame-milk-honey-delusional-expectations-gove-johnson

#CETA ratified by EP: so it looks like many MEPs from @TheProgressives betrayed the EU public, as feared. the fight moves to national level

“We made #CETA better on the way towards a more progressive trade policy”, say S&Ds - http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=9e180a6b42ef1eae663a9e517&id=0e2431c651&e=78e1c0c8ff rubbish: you blew it – again

Scottish Sheriff Awards Couple Compensation For ‘Distress’ Caused By Neighbor’s Use Of #CCTV - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170214/03215936704/scottish-sheriff-awards-couple-compensation-distress-caused-neighbors-use-cctv.shtml important decision

Citizens’ rights undermined by flawed #CETA deal - https://edri.org/citizens-rights-undermined-flawed-ceta-deal/ “weakened protection of personal data & privacy of EU citizens”

UK fishermen may not win ‘waters back’ after Brexit, EU memo reveals - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/15/uk-fishermen-may-not-win-waters-back-after-brexit-eu-memo-reveals oh, bad luck, #brexiters

UN chief: united Europe essential to keep peace in ‘chaotic’ world - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/15/un-chief-antonio-guterres-united-europe-essential-to-keep-peace-in-chaotic-world #brexit: making us all less safe everywhere…

Ministers signal they are against deposits despite evidence plan would slash litter & boost recycling rates to 98% - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4225292/Ministers-signal-against-plastic-bottle-deposits.html

#Apple Wants To Stop You Fixing Your iPhone And iPad: Source Says It Will Testify Against ‘#RightToRepair’ Law - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170215/02473736716/apple-wants-to-stop-you-fixing-your-iphone-ipad-source-says-it-will-testify-against-right-to-repair-legislation.shtml


170214


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170213 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170213.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Wine lovers face triple whammy Brexit price rise, says UK trade body - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/feb/14/brexit-wine-champagne-prosecco-more-expensive-uk-trade-body at least brexit toffs will suffer a bit…

65% of British public support new Clean Air Act, says survey - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/feb/14/65-percent-british-public-want-clean-air-act-pollution-harmful-uk-survey pity it’s likely to get worse after #brexit

A vote against #CETA would reset EU trade agenda - http://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/opinion/a-vote-against-ceta-would-reset-europes-trade-agenda/ “giving super-rights for investors must not be aim any longer”

A cocktail of risks: Brexit a ‘danger’ to environmental laws, Greens warn - http://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/a-cocktail-of-risks-brexit-a-danger-to-environmental-laws-greens-warn/ banana republic with 3rd-world pollution

“Trump’s state visit will be marked by the biggest protest against racism and hatred in our country’s history” - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/14/government-says-trump-receive-full-courtesy-state-visit-petition

#CA mining corporation sues to force Romanians to accept toxic goldmine - https://corporateeurope.org/sites/default/files/attachments/gold_digging_with_investor_state_lawsuits.pdf 40,000 US companies can sue EU with #CETA

EIFL joins advocates of quality education to call for a better #copyright reform in Europe - http://www.eifl.net/news/better-copyright-reform-education we need this

Please Write to Your MEPs About Tomorrow’s Critical - and Final - #CETA Vote - http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.nl/2017/02/please-write-to-your-meps-about-next.html here’s what I’ve sent #stopceta

After Passing Worst Surveillance Law In A Democracy, UK Now Proposes Worst Anti-Whistleblowing Law - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170213/08484736698/after-passing-worst-surveillance-law-democracy-uk-now-proposes-worst-anti-whistleblowing-law.shtml must not pass

Iranian Oscar nominee gets free #London screening in snub to US travel ban - https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/14/the-slaesman-trafalgar-square-uk-premiere-asghar-farhadi-oscars another great move by @SadiqKhan #iran

#CETA: Labour under pressure to reject EU-Canada trade deal - http://energydesk.greenpeace.org/2017/02/14/ceta-vote-labour-union-letter/ pl. email MEPs using https://www.writetothem.com/ today

From sea to plate: how plastic got into our fish - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/feb/14/sea-to-plate-plastic-got-into-fish this really depressing…