Friday, 29 April 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160427 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

How @Uber conquered London - provides excellent insights into company's past, present & future

#Kazakhstan: Land Protests Intensify, Authorities Sanguine - uh-oh...

#TTIP trade deal poses serious threat to EU #farming - "whole EU farm sectors will be at risk from the agreement."

Italy orders @Facebook to hand over fake user account data to its alleged victim -

160+ Farm and Food Groups Ask Congress to Reject #TPP, Stand Up for Independent Farmers and Ranchers -

why #TTIP is doomed: US senators say EU must accept hormone beef, GMOs - or will @EU_Commission sell out to save it?

Thursday, 28 April 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160427 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

How @Uber conquered London - provides excellent insights into company's past, present & future

#Kazakhstan: Land Protests Intensify, Authorities Sanguine - uh-oh...

#TTIP trade deal poses serious threat to EU #farming - "whole EU farm sectors will be at risk from the agreement."

Italy orders @Facebook to hand over fake user account data to its alleged victim -

160+ Farm and Food Groups Ask Congress to Reject #TPP, Stand Up for Independent Farmers and Ranchers -

why #TTIP is doomed: US senators say EU must accept hormone beef, GMOs - or will @EU_Commission sell out to save it?

Wednesday, 27 April 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160426 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TTIP: Chevron lobbied for controversial #ISDS as 'environmental deterrent' - confirms all our worst fears

EU leak reveals plans to rein in Google, Facebook, & encourage local alternatives - interesting info on #copyright

Leaked EU Communication – Part 1: Privatised #censorship and #surveillance - important point

France puts brakes on #TTIP - "increasingly unlikely will finalise a pact before the end of the year"

Misguided Plan to Expand A Performers’ Veto: More "Copyright Creep" Through Policy Laundering - yet more #copyright

#BBC 'excessively deferential' to pro-Brexit case, says Lord Patten - just as it is to climate denialists

KEI comment on USTR's 2016 Special 301 report - aka "Special Whining Report" #pathetic

Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organised in the brain - wow: logical, but still amazing

Cassetteboy vs Jeremy Hunt  - short, not too sweet, but wonderful - do share widely #NHS

Thousands gather in Germany to protest #TTIP a day ahead of President Obama's visit - nice pix from Saturday

"No trade agreements should include public or private healthcare services" - #TPP #TTIP #TISA

Tuesday, 26 April 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160425 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#NZ Government must protect Pharmac as promised - even though US will twist its arm not to... #TPP

more bullying: "drug companies may not bother to register drugs unless government makes more concessions on #TPP." -

#RCEP Could Limit Access to Medicines - people will die if it does

It’s time to give #TTIP a chance - like saying: "time to give the Black Death a chance - it might not be too bad..."

You cannot view Anne Frank's Diary because of © - shows nature of #copyright: a restrictive intellectual monopoly

Widerstand gegen Freihandel: "Dann wird #TTIP scheitern" - "Droht der Deal gar zu platzen?" yup, it's happening now

Constitutional Court Throws Out Surveillance Law In #Georgia (The Country) - ძალიან კარგი #ka

#Copyright chaos: Why isn’t Anne Frank’s diary free now? - 'cos #copyright is not fit for digital age #ReadAnneDiary

Say no to PSPO: Don't criminalise Worthing's rough sleepers - what are they supposed to do? kill themselves?

“We have reached an agreement on seatbelts and headlights,” Malmstroem said - hoorah, #TTIP is a success...oh, wait

The Ross Sea: The Last Ocean - please sign to preserve

"We would need 10 years to make any real progress, said an EU [#TTIP] negotiator" - ten years; it's #dead

dozens of millions of European citizens are already living in a #TTIP-free zone - impressive in many places; not UK

"greatest growth in history of wealth inequality in has occurred these last three decades" - depressing, but true

#mitsubishi admits it cheated on fuel mileage tests for 25 years - this is why corporations can't be trusted...

'It was anarchy': a family reflects on the #Chernobyl disaster, 30 years on - what a story...

Gravitational Lensing with Planets - fascinating stuff #science

Erdogan Insult Mess: Dutch Reporter, German Politician Arrested For Mocking Erdogan; Swiss Art Exhibit Targeted -

Hunt says junior doctors are 'responsible' for deaths caused by all-out strike - no, Hunt is, for underfunding #NHS

MPAA Says Pirate Sites Will Take Advantage of Set-Top Box Proposals - #MPAA whining incomprehensibly as usual

Hugo awards shortlist dominated by rightwing campaign - sounds like the #Hugo awards are a joke now...

Call to exclude ‘Good Regulatory Practices’ chapter from #TTIP - because they won't be good, and they won't regulate

Maximizing Opportunities of Net for International Trade - #TPP "first step in the direction of balanced IP": nope

Reclaiming the #Evenki Narrative: Last Shaman’s Daughter Tells her People’s 20th-century Tale - sounds interesting

Monday, 25 April 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160424 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

FOIA reveals UK government’s assessment of #TTIP's corporate courts – “lots of risks and no benefit” - #ISDS

#TTIP: Private profit versus public health - "Remove chemicals from the EU-US trade talks" #REACH

Cod almighty: the secret of Norway's monster fish bonanza - "Climate change and human restraint "

Putting TTIP on Hold Would be a ‘Mistake’ - probably the most delusional piece I have read on #TTIP so far...

#TTIP : averting a train wreck - too late, it's already a train wreck - one that everyone is now abandoning...

#TTIP is a very bad excuse to vote for Brexit - this is true; leaving EU would give UK gov free hand to impose worse

UK must leave European convention on human rights, says Theresa May - tyrants worldwide will applaud the move...

Austrian far-right party's triumph in presidential poll could spell turmoil - "he would refuse to sign #TTIP" #at

Patrick Stewart sketch: what has the #ECHR ever done for us? - video - nicely done...

Desert dolphins: plan to bring animals to Arizona for show outrages activists - disgusting abuse by @Dolphinaris

.@washingtonpost Says Doctors Without Borders Silly 2 Worry About Impact of #TPP on Drug Prices - what do they know?


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160423 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TTIP Is Dying; Here's How to Help Finish It Off - EU people: please write to your political representatives

World heading for catastrophe over natural disasters- imagine if all this had been spent on tackling #climatechange

You can buy a cheap chicken today, but we all pay for it in the long run - #TTIP will exacerbate this hugely

Job-Killing Trade Deal You’ve Never Heard Of: China Bilateral Investment Treaty - US people may want to get on this

‘Vindictive’ Polish leaders using new war museum to rewrite history, says academic - more bad stuff in #poland

Leave campaign struggles to respond after Obama trade warning - "Nigel Farage says campaign needs a fresh start"

Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' may be a Tidal exclusive forever - at least that will limit piracy...oh wait

German politician arrested in Berlin for insulting Turkish president - bravo,@BrunoGertKramm

Outside experts condemn #Mexico's inquiry into 43 missing students - "finding inconsistencies, errors and omissions"

Sunday, 24 April 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160422 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Condamine River set on fire after Greens MP lights bubbling methane gas, blames #fracking - #AU

Huge coral reef discovered at Amazon river mouth - already threatened by oil industry, of course...

"there are concerns that the trade deal between the US and EU could be in deep trouble." - even @BBC has noticed

Siemens "just kind of company #TTIP might benefit most" - big corps benefit, public suffers

Saturday, 23 April 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160421 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

.@EU_Commission plans to relicense 'carcinogenic' weedkiller - cares more about corporates than public health

Fresh EU-US trade spat brewing over new plant breeding techniques - #TTIP already distorting policy decisions

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality - interesting stuff; plausible, too...

UK ploughs ahead with plan for 10-year jail term for online file sharing - despite objections and doubts #copyright

Pressure grows for Commission President Juncker to end #tobacco lobbying secrecy - unacceptable behaviour

Why Internet voting is a terrible idea, explained in small words anyone can understand - this is very good

Facebook, Google campuses at risk of being flooded due to sea level rise - should wake up a lot of people #climate

RCEP draft text for investment chapter, October 16, 2015 version - more bad stuff from #RCEP

Leaked #TTIP memo shows EU targeting U.S. government contracts - willing to give up EU health & safety in return?

Greens/EFA MEPs address a letter to US President on #TTIP - "we implore you to listen to our concerns"

3 bits of bad news the Tories sneaked out while everyone was distracted by Queen’s birthday - again (v @raycorrigan)

Streitthema #TTIP: Obamas hässliches Mitbringsel - "von einer Einigung sind US & EU meilenweit entfernt."

We Could Be Witnessing Death of Fossil Fuel Industry - "35% independent oil cos. worldwide to declare bankruptcy"

Thursday, 21 April 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160420 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Costa Rica: don't slaughter Hammerhead sharks that need protecting - ridiculous #cr

German public support for #TTIP plummets from 55% to 17% - US support drops from 53% to 15%; #TTIP is dying...

"disapproval rates of #TTIP are now outweighing approval rates. The trend towards disapproval continues and is becoming stronger."

"Surveys among industry associations demonstrate skepticism about #TTIP" - support 4 #TTIP draining away everywhere

Public Domain Citation Book, Baby Blue, Renamed To Indigo Book, Following Harvard Law Review Threats -

Commission fails to regulate new GMOs after intense US lobbying - #TTIP strikes again - even before it's signed

Latest Version Of Anti-#TPP, #RCEP, Shows That Its Intellectual Property Provisions Are Even Worse - not good

Support for huge transatlantic trade deal #TTIP plummets in both #US and #Germany - few want it anywhere

Study reveals greater climate impacts of 2C temperature rise - trouble is, it won't "just" be 2C

Freihandelsabkommen: Die Angst vor #TTIP wächst - "Gabriel hält ein Scheitern der Gespräche für möglich."

Public procurement could be next #TTIP deal breaker - unless US wants to ditch "Buy American", which seems unlikely

Survey shows plunging public support for #TTIP in U.S. and Germany - EU "growing impatient with slow pace of talks"

Eduardo Cunha: #Brazil president's chief accuser faces allegations of his own - the biter bit


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160419 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Bernie Sander’s completed questionnaire on "free trade agreements," #TPP, #ISDS etc -

Anti-innovation: EU excludes #opensource from new tech standards - wants #FRAND licensing to be standard

Marine Le Pen could campaign for UK to leave EU - she'll fit in nicely...

#Copyright reform: libraries not proxies for commercial interests: certainly not

EBU & WBU Express Great Concern at Absence of EU Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty - scandalous omission

EU dropped climate policies after BP threat of industry 'exodus' - @BP_plc= scum,@EU_Commission utterly spineless

"Oettinger said that he shared [BP]’s views on a guarantee for unlimited crude oil & gas exports being included in a #TTIP" #sustainability

last quote confirms that #TTIP will be a disaster for the environment

Academics to PricewaterhouseCoopers: You Got It Wrong on Benefits of #FairUse - PWC Report’s findings “preposterous”

MP who threatened to bring in law to ban curtains wins transparency exemption - proportionality applies to IPBill

ODI responds to UK Land Registry privatisation consultation - "risks reducing economic growth" #opendata

Farming risks being used as bargaining chip in EU trade deals - how #farming will sacrificed on the altar of #TTIP

U.S. reluctant to change data pact after EU watchdogs' concerns - which means #PrivacyShield is doomed

SCOTUS rules families of terror victims can collect $2bn from #Iran - so #drone victim families can sue US, right?

Wednesday, 20 April 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160418 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

New EU proposal will perpetuate investors’ attacks on health and environment - here's why #ICS no better than #ISDS

Netflix crackdown in #NewZealand takes hold - crazy: people want to pay,@netflix won't let them #copyright

Obama Wants to Protect Wildlife From Cruel Killing Methods, but Trophy Hunters Aren’t Happy About It - says it all

L'avenir de l'Europe passe par la préservation de son agriculture - which #TTIP will fatally undermine

Soumission : désormais, les USA vont valider les lois européennes - one possibility under #TTIP

Michael Gove likens UK remaining in EU to hostage situation - what a relief he didn't resort to hyperbole...

Gove: "We’re voting to be hostages locked in the back of the car and driven headlong towards deeper EU integration …" uh-huh

Stop #TTIP & #CETA! For a just global economy! Nationwide Demonstration | April 23, 2016 | Hannover / Opernplatz -

Hillary Clinton’s completed questionnaire on "free trade agreements," #TPP, #ISDS etc -

China Considers Cutting Itself Off From Global Internet, As 3 Home-Grown Browsers Are Found Leaking Personal Data -

#ISDS undermines rule of law and democracy, UN expert tells Council of Europe - he's right #TTIP #CETA

#TPP would hurt small scale farmers in developing countries, groups say
- as #TTIP would in EU

Europe’s Regulations at Risk: The Environmental Costs of the #TTIP - hugely important area

Authors Guild Petulantly Whines About How Wrong It Is That The Public Will Benefit From Google Books - well, course

Rev. William Barber removed from American Airlines flight - yeah, Reverends are all muslims, or hindus or something

Panama, Trade Agreement Promises & The #TPP - interesting

Drop in #dementia rates suggests disease can be prevented, researchers say - heartening news

Juncker admits Europeans have lost faith in the EU - he'd better drop #TTIP & #CETA or it will get even worse...

France threatens halt to #TTIP talks barring progress in coming months - "TTIP deal, already deeply unpopular"

Tuesday, 19 April 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160417 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Diese deutschen Konzerne sind in den USA gefürchtet - shows that #TTIP completely unnecessary to boost EU exports

Lions and Bears Starving in tiny cages in Armenia's worst zoo - come on #Armenia, sort this

How much power should governments have to snoop on what we share online? - not much; me + others on @aljzeeraNEWS

The enduring popularity of the Monkey King - fascinating stuff...

Is #ISDS dead? No, multi-million lawsuits still on the horizon - "cannot be fixed or made compatible with democracy"

Dolphins have a language that helps them solve problems together - isn't that rather big, if confirmed?

A tiny forest tribe built a DIY drone from YouTube to fight off illegal loggers - fab

Klage gegen Demokratiezerstörung durch #CETA eingereicht! - more great stuff from germany #de

Monday, 18 April 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160416 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

How much power should governments have to snoop on what we share online? - me + others on @aljzeeraNEWS yesterday

Barn conversion leads to amazing find of palatial Roman villa - reminds us how much amazing stuff still to be found

Boaty McBoatface wins poll to name polar research vessel - come on,@NERCscience, the people have spoken..

Interview mit Niesco Dubbelboer zum geplanten Niederlande-Referendum über #TTIP und #CETA - interesting background

GP waiting times crisis revealed in Labour research - "did not get an appointment at all the last time they tried"

Clegg accuses Theresa May of tampering with drug report - "attempting to delete sentences"

Experts warn of health threat from removal of diesel particulate filters - rapid action needed #london

Khan has pole position in race to be #London mayor - "Goldsmith has been seeking to stir mistrust": unacceptable

Artist threatened with lawsuits if she sells nude Donald #Trump painting -

Why the fight for #GMO labeling is (possibly) over - how GMO industry's greatest victory will be its ultimate defeat

.@BootsUK could face regulator's investigation after Guardian report - too right; tragic the decline caused by greed

Pressure mounts on Jeremy Hunt over handling of junior doctors’ dispute - what a shambles; Hunt must go #NHS