Monday, 18 December 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171215 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171215.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page
 
The Sore Tooth and the Broken Umbrella: Brexit and the Crisis of Nationalism - @fotoole - https://vimeo.com/247411379 best synoptic analysis of #brexit I have found; do watch...
Former diplomat to lead remainers' bid to shift public opinion on #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/17/senior-ex-diplomat-to-advise-pro-eu-campaigns-befor... interesting move

Africa’s new elite force: women gunning for poachers and fighting for a better life - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/17/poaching-wildlife-africa-conservation-women-barbee-zimbabwe-elephant-rhino kudos to these women

Former #Fox News contributor who settled sexual harassment lawsuit breaks confidentiality agreement - http://thehill.com/media/365346-former-fox-news-contributor-who-settled-sexual-harassment-lawsuit-breaks powerful stuff; this is why #murdoch must not be allowed to buy sky news

Tory rebels urge Theresa May to form cross-party alliance for soft #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/17/tory-rebels-urge-theresa-may-to-form-cross-party-al... good to see the debilitating passivity has gone


Sunday, 17 December 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171215 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171215.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Ovid's exile to the remotest margins of the Roman empire revoked - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/16/ovids-exile-to-the-remotest-margins-of-the-roman-empir... I'm sure he's relieved...

World's first photovoltaic highway nears completion in Jinan - http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201712/15/WS5a33346da3108bc8c6734df4_1.html #china, of course...

#Virunga: Mountain gorilla sanctuary under threat - http://www.awf.org/blog/virunga-mountain-gorilla-sanctuary-under-threat oil extraction must never be allowed in this unique site

Kahlschlag in den Karpaten - http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/rumaenien-holzt-seine-waelder-ab-holzmafia-nutzt-gesetzesl... appalling behaviour by Holzkonzern Schweighofer and others in #romania


Saturday, 16 December 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171214 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.at/2017/12/171214.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Catholic church dismisses key recommendations from landmark inquiry into child abuse - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/dec/15/royal-commission-final-report-australia-child... confirming its utter irrelevance today

It Looks Like The FBI Thought About Prosecuting FOIA Requesters After Influx Of Automated Requests - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171213/13201138801/it-looks-like-fbi-thought-about-prosecuting-f... wut?

RU alt-right, hun? Spare a thought this Christmas for Britain’s political unholy trinity - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/lostinshowbiz/2017/dec/14/spare-thought-christmas-unholy-tr... just brilliant

DOJ Wants Protesters & Reporter Convicted For 'Hiding Behind The First Amendment' - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171214/16280538813/doj-wants-protesters-reporter-convicted-hidin... er, riiiight

Mike Pence's Holy Land visit in disarray after Jerusalem recognition - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/15/mike-pence-holy-land-visit-disarray-jerusalem-recogn... what was that old saying again? "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."

New US embassy building unveiled at special architectural event - http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/14283/new_us_embassy_building_unveiled_at_special_architec... looks nice; but what happens when it's under siege by anti-trump demonstrators next year...?

Why does the EPA need a Republican opposition research firm? - http://mashable.com/2017/12/15/epa-press-war-definers-opposition-firm/ obviously they want to undermine that pesky environment thing even further

Tobacco giant Philip Morris is quietly funding an "anti-smoking"  foundation offering $1 billion in "grants" to public health leaders - https://boingboing.net/2017/12/15/derek-yach.html

Anna Soubry receives messages calling for her to be hanged as a traitor - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/15/anna-soubry-receives-messages-calling-for-her-to-be... #WellDoneBrexiters, you must be so proud of the UK you have made

2017 showed the global clean energy revolution is unstoppable no matter what Trump does - https://thinkprogress.org/2017-clean-energy-revolution-ac715480966d/ shafts of light amidst the global gloom


Thursday, 14 December 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171213 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.at/2017/12/171213.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


#OpenAccess: What should the priorities be today? - https://poynder.blogspot.co.at/2017/12/open-access-what-should-priorities-be.html #oa

Congolese fighters convicted of raping young girls in landmark case - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/13/congolese-fighters-convicted-raping-toddlers-young-gir... "a group that christened itself Djeshi ya Yesu (The Army of Jesus)"


Bribes for TV soccer rights allegedly paid with 'agreement and support' of Murdoch's Fox executives - https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/dec/14/fox-alleged-bribes-tv-soccer-copa-libertadores why murdoch must not take over sky

Tory rebels warn May not to attempt to enshrine #Brexit date in law - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/14/tory-rebels-theresa-may-brexit-date-in-law-eu-withd... well done them

Data Is The New Oil, So Big Tech Is Pushing For A Digital Free Trade Deal - https://www.buzzfeed.com/burcukilic/big-tech-is-pushing-for-a-new-kind-of-free-trade “Decades ago it was pharmaceuticals, oil and food. Now tech giants want data to be the next frontier in the free trade agenda.”

UKIP appeals against ICO request for info on Brexit data dealings - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/12/14/ukip_appeals_against_icos_request_for_information_on_brexit_data_dealings/ nothing to hide, of course…

Roy Moore issues fiery video refusing to concede: ‘Immorality sweeps over our land’ - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/14/roy-moore-issues-fiery-video-refusing-to-concede-immorality-sweeps-over-our-land well, he certainly can speak from personal experience…


Leaked E-mail Shows Even The FCC's Own CTO Thinks Gutting #NetNeutrality Harms The Public - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171213/13553438802/leaked-e-mail-shows-even-fccs-own-cto-thinks-... they just don't care...

Dominic Grieve says he has had death threats after Brexit rebellion - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/14/dominic-grieve-says-he-has-had-death-threats-after-brexit-rebellion striking how it's always #brexiters making the death threats...

Omarosa Manigault-Newman on the White House: 'I've seen things that made me uncomfortable' - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/14/omarosa-manigault-newman-trump-ive-seen-things-that-... tell us more...

Two Separate Studies Show That The Vast Majority Of People Who Said They Support Ajit Pai's Plan... Were Fake - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171214/09383738811/two-separate-studies-show-that-vast-majority-... #netneutrality


Wednesday, 13 December 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171212 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.at/2017/12/171212.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The Folks That Built The Internet Tell The FCC It Has No Idea How The Internet Works - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171211/13221038786/folks-that-built-internet-tell-fcc-it-has-no-... it won't care... #netneutrality

Merkel ally says Brexit talks have raised UK support for second referendum - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/13/merkel-ally-manfred-weber-brexit-talks-second-refer... “The British people realise that Brexit means losing many things, but not gaining anything.”

UK Drug Lab Misconduct Calls 10,000 Convictions And Prosecutions Into Question - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171210/17172738779/uk-drug-lab-misconduct-calls-10000-conviction...

Chinese gang accused of selling poisoned darts to kill dogs for meat - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/13/eight-arrests-china-poisoned-syringes-kill-dogs-meat-t... "people who ate the meat were also in danger of being poisoned"

Don't risk water pollution from oil drilling on Leith Hill - https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/protect-leith-hill-in-surrey-from-the-risk-of-water-contamina... this is absurd: oil must stay in the ground - we don't need more drilling #UK

Guatemalan women take on Canada's mining giants over 'horrific human rights abuses' - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/13/guatemala-canada-indigenous-right-canadian-mining-comp... "bring some accountability to a Canadian mining company for horrific human rights abuses in another country"

Facebook Says #Russia Spent Less Than $1 Trying To Interfere In #Brexit - https://www.buzzfeed.com/markdistefano/facebook-says-russia-spent-less-than-1-trying-to-interfere & if you believe that, I have a bridge you may care to purchase..




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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171211 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171211.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Youth climate trial reaches federal appeals court, as judges signal it's going to trial - http://mashable.com/2017/12/11/youth-climate-case-appeals-court/ excellent

US Study: UK economy likely to suffer post-Brexit - https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/study-uk-economy-likely-to-suffer-post-brexit/ this is why UK won't do impact studies: "loss in GDP of nearly 5%, or $140 billion, in the ten years after Brexit"

Austria stubs out looming #smoking ban in name of 'freedom' - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/12/austria-stubs-out-looming-smoking-ban-freedom it's official: far-right parties give you cancer...

Thylacine DNA reveals weakness – and kinship with the kangaroo - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/dec/11/thylacine-dna-reveals-weakness-kangaroo-tasmanian-ti... one of the best examples of what’s known as “convergent evolution”

Fears grow across the Atlantic over Brexit fallout - http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42315280 "fall back to World Trade Organisation rules would reduce EU FDI inflow into the UK by about $7.8bn (£5.8bn)."

Why Does China Love The '#Sharing Economy'? Not Because Of Communism... - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171204/02561438730/why-does-china-love-sharing-economy-not-becau... #bikes #surveillance

Donald Trump visit to UK expected in new year, says US ambassador - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/12/donald-trump-visit-to-uk-expected-in-new-year-says-u... "chances of such [large-scale] protests not going ahead during any visit are minimal". you bet.

#Surveillance firms spied on campaign groups for big companies, leak shows - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/12/surveillance-firms-spied-on-campaign-groups-for-big-co... want to hate big business a little more?  read on...

Insurance giant Axa dumps investments in #tarsands pipelines - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/12/insurance-giant-axa-dumps-investments-tar-sands-pipelines important: who now wants to be left with stranded assets…?

No-deal #Brexit will cost everyone in UK £1,585, says US thinktank - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/12/no-deal-brexit-cost-everyone-uk-1585-us-thinktank IOW £6,000 for a family of four: you got that spare...?

'No shame': how the Trump administration granted big oil's wishlist - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/12/big-oil-lobby-get-what-it-wants-epa-trump-pruitt #EPA

David Davis has damaged trust in UK, says Verhofstadt - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/12/david-davis-has-damaged-trust-in-the-uk-for-brexit-... sack him - he's utterly incompetent #brexit

Calls for greater fossil fuel divestment at anniversary of Paris climate deal - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/12/calls-for-greater-fossil-fuel-divestment-at-anni...

UK banks join pledge to come clean on #climatechange risks - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/dec/12/uk-banks-join-multinationals-pledge-come-clean-clim... "237 companies with a combined market capitalisation of $6.3tn (£4.7tn) were now backing the scheme."

How a maker with Type I #diabetes led an #opensource project to create a free-as-in-code artificial pancreas - https://boingboing.net/2017/12/12/organlegging.html #T1D

David Davis has damaged trust in UK, says Verhofstadt - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/12/david-davis-has-damaged-trust-in-the-uk-for-brexit-... sack him - he's utterly incompetent #brexit


Monday, 11 December 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171210 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171210.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

North Atlantic right whales on the brink of extinction, officials say - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/11/north-atlantic-right-whales-brink-of-extinction-... sad

'Not ashamed': dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove  -  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/11/not-ashamed-dolphin-hunters-of-taiji-break-silence-ove...  well, this bunch of lying, greedy butchers ought to be ashemed #japan

Boris Johnson condemned for trade forum with Sudan over rights abuses - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/dec/11/boris-johnson-trade-forum-sudan-rights-ab... #brexit means...compromising on human rights in trade deals

Meat tax ‘inevitable’ to beat climate and health crises, says report - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/11/meat-tax-inevitable-to-beat-climate-and-health-c... do it

European governments refuse to follow Trump on status of Jerusalem - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/11/eu-to-step-up-efforts-over-middle-east-peace-process good to see EU showing some spine; absence of trump's poodle, the UK, probably helps

‘Tsunami of data’ could consume one fifth of global electricity by 2025 - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/11/tsunami-of-data-could-consume-fifth-global-elect... remember: this is mostly personal data. we should collect less, zero if possible

Batteries can’t solve the world’s biggest energy-storage problem. One startup has a solution. - https://qz.com/1133123/batteries-cant-solve-the-worlds-biggest-energy-storage-problem-one-startup-ha... this looks good; let's hope it works at scale

The Free Market Argument For #NetNeutrality - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171210/01533638775/free-market-argument-net-neutrality.shtml long, deep stuff from @mmasnick - well-worth reading