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

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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

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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


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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

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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…


Thursday, 17 May 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/05/180516.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…


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EU, Cuba build ties in face of US pressure - https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/news/eu-cuba-build-ties-in-face-of-us-pressure/ EU needs to do more, deeper deals like this… #dumptrump

Trump threatens to use US trade talks to force #NHS to pay more for drugs - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/15/trump-threatens-use-us-trade-talks-force-nhs-pay-drugs/ well done, #brexiters, because of this, people will die from being unable to afford drugs after #brexit

Scientists declare octopi life from another world - https://boingboing.net/2018/05/15/scientists-declare-octopi-as-l.html “possibility that cryopreserved Squid and/or Octopus eggs, arrived in icy bolides several hundred million years ago should not be discounted” er, wut?

“A Chinese-backed plan to build #Cambodia’s biggest dam could “literally kill” the Mekong river” - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/16/leaked-report-warns-cambodias-biggest-dam-could-literally-kill-mekong-river #china destroying other people’s environment again…

“US ‘asks’ are likely to include relaxation of regulations on labelling, food safety, use of genetically-modified organisms (“#GMO”) and #privacy protection in the digital arena, plus greater access for US healthcare providers to the UK market.” - https://www.hks.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/centers/mrcbg/working.papers/USUK FTA 516 FINAL.pdf

"By definition, a deep trade deal means giving up certain amounts of control. " - https://www.hks.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/centers/mrcbg/working.papers/USUK FTA 516 FINAL.pdf #brexiters simply do not understand this: you can’t “take back control” and also have meaningful trade deals…

Professor Larry Summers, former US Treasury Secretary: “It is delusional to think that a US-UK trade deal will happen anytime soon. It is simply not possible.” - https://www.hks.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/centers/mrcbg/working.papers/USUK FTA 516 FINAL.pdf

Footage emerges of ‘distressing’ home visit by immigration officers - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/16/footage-emerges-of-distressing-home-visit-by-immigration-officers UK home office staffed by sadistic morons…

Less Than One Week To Back Our Kickstarter For The CIA’s Card Game; Also Reddit AMA Today - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180515/17495939839/less-than-one-week-to-back-our-kickstarter-cias-card-game-also-reddit-ama-today.shtml from @techdirt

‘Capricious’: Donald Tusk condemns Trump administration - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/16/donald-tusk-condemns-donald-trump-transatlantic-trade-war “European council president says US can no longer be relied upon after threat of trade war” #bravo

UN human rights body to hold special session on violence in Gaza - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/16/un-human-rights-council-special-session-gaza “Any new alleged crime committed in the context of the situation in Palestine may be subjected to the office’s legal scrutiny”