A Slippery Slope

Sometimes rebutting with a slippery slope 'fallacy' is entirely appropriate. Here's your daily news digest for 5 May 2023.

A Slippery Slope
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The alarming spread of child euthanasia | The Spectator Australia
A few weeks ago the Dutch parliament announced that euthanasia will be licensed for children between the ages of one and 12, for cases involving ’such a serious illness or disorder that death is…


Regulatory crime of the century: Australian Government TGA finally lifts Ivermectin ban
Regulatory crime of the century: Australian Government TGA finally lifts Ivermectin ban. By Joanne Nova. After a 628 day ban for no medical reason, the Australian TGA has decided that our doctors w…
PwC And The Consulting Industrial Complex
Following revelations a PwC tax partner breached confidentiality agreements and shared information on the government’s legislative proposals to benefit the firm and its clients, Greens senator Barbara Pocock said PwC should be prohibited from government work.
Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi sues Pauline Hanson over offensive tweet
The One Nation leader is facing allegations of racial discrimination, after she told the Greens deputy leader to go “back to Pakistan”.


Europe Cannot Afford To Be Complacent About European Banks
The EU has so far escaped the crisis seen in the US but weaknesses mean risks remain…
The US grip on the Middle East slips, and peace breaks out, by Robert Inlakesh
Perish the thought that the Middle East doesn’t need the U.S., except perhaps as a customer for its oil. From Robert Inlakesh at azerbaycan24.com: Washington’s poor decision-making is startin…
‘The worst kind of peace is better than any war’ – An exiled Ukrainian dissident appeals to Zelenksy and his country’s elites
As losses mount, journalist Ruslan Kotsaba believes that “soon” the majority of people will share his pacifist views

Business, Finance & Investment

The Atmospheric Rise of Cloud Computing
By 2025, half of the world’s data will be stored on cloud systems. And the global cloud storage market could reach $947.3 billion by 2026.
Blame Chuck Schumer for the Debt Ceiling Crisis - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Barely two weeks ago, it didn’t look like House Speaker Kevin McCarthy had enough votes to pass a bill to increase the limit on the U.S. national debt. On April 19, when the California Republican released the Limit, Save, Grow…
The Path to Full Stagflation
“The US economy looks to be pointed in a troubling direction. Federal unemployment data shows record low unemployment, but state-level data paints a different picture: one where the current ‘stagflation lite’ conditions could soon become fully stagflationary.” ~ Peter C. Earle


An Authoritarian Death Meditation ⋆ Brownstone Institute
We don’t need meditation for death. Maybe we need a meditation on the fear of authoritarianism, and thus garner the courage to carry on.
The fatal attraction of victimising women
Female villains don’t need tragic backstories
Why the Bud Light Boycott Is Working - The American Conservative
It turns out that money is power after all.

Crypto & Blockchain

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Bitcoin eyes liquidity above $30K as gold hits new all-time high
Bitcoin and gold head higher as U.S. banking crisis boosts BTC price.
Major BRICS Countries Looking To Integrate National Payment Systems Amid Push To Ditch Dollar: Report - The Daily Hodl
Two of the largest members of BRICS are reportedly exploring how they can link their payment systems and avoid relying on the SWIFT network.


Switzerland Wants Children to Eat Insects – Taste tests targeted to middle school kids who ate ‘spiced mealworms, crickets dusted with paprika’
By Matthew Dalton MAUR, Switzerland—In this land of cheese and chocolate, children are being schooled in the more subtle pleasures of eating mealworms, locusts and crickets. On a recent morning, st…

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