Tuesday, 25 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170724 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170724.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Slaves of Isis: the long walk of the Yazidi women - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/25/slaves-of-isis-the-long-walk-of-the-yazidi-women appalling tales…

Nettesheim-Gutachten: Bundesrat kann #CETA stoppen - https://www.mehr-demokratie.de/themen/stop-ttip-ceta-und-co/nettesheim-gutachten-ceta-12786/ it ain’t over yet…

A limiting factor on producing electricity in a warming world? Water. - https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/07/a-potential-climate-change-consequence-not-enough-cool-water-for-power-plants/ #water is the ultimate resource

Trump: UK-US trade deal could be ‘big and exciting’ - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40716317 he means big for US poultry farms… #chlorinechicken #brexit

What is wrong with chlorinated chicken - http://www.beuc.eu/blog/what-is-wrong-with-chlorinated-chicken/ excellent, calm explanation of why chlorine chicken is health risk #brexit

EU attacks Fox’s ‘ignorant’ remarks on chlorinated chicken - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/25/brussels-attacks-liam-foxs-ignorant-remarks-chlorinated-chicken-eu-trade-deal-us “accused Fox of failing to understand the implications”

"Irish won’t be happy about chlorinated chicken crossing border said to be northern Irish chicken. So there will have to be a border."

Tory MPs call for action to avert post-#Brexit ports gridlock - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/25/tory-mps-call-for-action-to-avert-post-brexit-ports-gridlock their genius solution? “widen roads” hahahahahahaha

As a British EU negotiator, I can tell you that #Brexit is going to be far worse than anyone could have guessed - http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/brexit-eu-negotiator-europe-euratom-airline-safety-negotiations-theresa-may-worse-anyone-guessed-a7858586.html

I used to think that #brexit's total long-term cost to UK would be ~ £100 billion.  I now reckon it will be £1000 billion - at least…

tell Fox to get a UK trade deal with the US that represents everyone and not just big business. open letter here: https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/trump_trade_deal

Sleeping Monster: The Trade in Services Agreement (#TiSA) and the Supply Chain - http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/07/sleeping-monster-trade-services-agreement-tisa-supply-chain.html indeed, still going on

Monday, 24 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170723 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170723.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Business secretary to announce investment in battery technology - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/24/business-secretary-to-announce-investment-in-battery-technology some sensible policies at last… #UK #renewables

Rome facing water rationing as Italy suffers driest spring for 60 years - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/24/rome-water-rationing-italy-suffers-driest-spring-60-years-fountain the reality of #climatechange

US trade deal could hinge on Britons eating chlorinated chickens - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/23/us-trade-deal-could-hinge-chickens/ oh look, as we predicted would happen #brexit

As secretive UK-USA trade ‘negotiations’ begin, government accused of massive big business bias - http://www.globaljustice.org.uk/news/2017/jul/24/secretive-uk-usa-trade-negotiations-begin-government-accused-massive-big-business #brexit

Revealed: the insidious creep of pseudo-public space in London - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jul/24/revealed-pseudo-public-space-pops-london-investigation-map growing problem

Australia to expand commercial fishing in marine sanctuaries - https://www.newscientist.com/article/2141613-australia-to-expand-commercial-fishing-in-marine-sanctuaries/ #australia goes from bad to worse #shame

Brexit economy: sterling fall hits public finances and fails to boost trade - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/24/brexit-economy-sterling-fall-hits-public-finances-and-fails-to-boost-trade another #brexit lie dismantled…

Sunday, 23 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170722 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170722.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

the #Brexit banking exodus May told us couldn’t happen? - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/21/brexit-banking-exodus-theresa-may-morgan-stanley “like all Brexit-related fiascos, not being confronted”

How the Swedish administration leaked EU’s secure STESTA intranet to Russia, then tried glossing over it - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/07/swedish-administration-tried-glossing-leaking-eus-secure-stesta-intranet-russia/

In Xinjiang, police have set up checkpoints to ensure that government-mandated “Jingwang” spyware is installed - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/07/xinjiang-china-police-set-checkpoints-ensure-government-mandated-jingwang-spyware-installed/

The dream of Polish tech entrepreneurship is almost over - https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/23/the-dream-of-polish-tech-entrepreneurship-is-almost-over/ sadly #poland

Mammoth effort: Sri Lankan navy rescues two elephants washed out to sea - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/23/sri-lanka-navy-rescues-two-elephants well done, them

Saturday, 22 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 1707121 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170721.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The quiet successes of #Brexit - https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/07/the-quiet-successes-of-brexit/ the most delusional brexit piece I have read (so far); wrong on every point


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 1707120 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170720.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

New Lobby Group Tied to #Brexit Climate Science Deniers and Koch Industries Pushes for Deregulation in Europe - https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/07/20/new-lobby-group-tied-brexit-climate-science-deniers-and-koch-industries-pushes-deregulation-europe

Thursday, 20 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170719 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170719.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trump is now attacking his own administration, including Jeff Sessions - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/19/donald-trump-jeff-sessions-recusal this just gets better and better

No-deal #Brexit would spawn ‘legal morass and economic disaster’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/20/no-deal-brexit-would-spawn-legal-morass-and-economic-disaster obvious to everyone except nutter #brexiters

Trump supporters still fixate on Clinton as mood darkens - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/20/donald-trump-support-base-hillary-clinton-hatred-pennsylvania trump voters are such utter morons

Plastic pollution risks ‘near permanent contamination of natural environment’ - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/19/plastic-pollution-risks-near-permanent-contamination-of-natural-environment we need plastic-chomping bacteria

Communication on Digital transformation of health and care in the context of the #DSM - http://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2017-3 #eu

#China’s Jack Ma has penetrated the Trump administration — and he knows what he wants - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogin/wp/2017/07/19/chinas-jack-ma-has-penetrated-the-trump-administration-and-he-knows-what-he-wants/ very interesting #alibaba

China’s Clean Energy Powers Up - http://www.caixinglobal.com/2017-07-19/101118768.html more please

Asia’s coal-fired power boom ‘bankrolled by foreign governments & banks’ - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/20/asias-coal-fired-power-boom-bankrolled-by-foreign-governments-and-banks #japan & #china mostly to blame, it seems

House of Lords Committee on Political Polling and Digital Media has today published its call for evidence - http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/political-polling-digital-media/

Putting together the pieces of the Chinese #VPN jigsaw puzzle - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/07/putting-together-pieces-chinese-vpn-jigsaw-puzzle/ it’s…complicated #censorship #china

Britons in Europe ‘face huge loss’ if EU and UK cannot agree on rights - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/20/britons-europe-huge-loss-eu-uk-rights-free-movement an utter mess, cause by #brexit bigots…

Son of Cecil the lion killed by trophy hunter - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/20/son-of-cecil-the-lion-killed-by-trophy-hunter these people are deeply sick…

Wednesday, 19 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170718 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170718.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Third-hottest June puts 2017 on track to make hat-trick of hottest years - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/19/third-hottest-june-puts-2017-on-track-to-make-trifecta-of-hottest-years “little hope for limiting warming to1.5C”

Tories pledged to install CCTV in slaughterhouses in their election manifesto - https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/uk_slaughterhouse_cctv_1/ they must deliver now #cruelty

Polling shows that no Brexit is definitely better than a bad Brexit - https://blog.bestforbritain.org/index.php/blog/polling-shows-no-brexit-definitely-better-bad-brexit/ time to bin bad #brexit

Netanyahu attack on EU policy caught on microphone - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/19/eu-will-wither-and-die-if-it-does-not-change-policy-on-israel-netanyahu “predicated Europe’s future on its attitude towards Israel”