Hurt Feelings

Why must the West respect Muslims ‘feelings'? Here's your daily news digest for 5 July 2023.

Hurt Feelings
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The empire of hurt feelings
Islamic countries are trying to force the West to respect Muslims’ ‘feelings’. We must resist this therapeutic imperialism.


Adelaide man says warrant for his arrest in Hong Kong shows China is ‘more a threat than a friend to the world’
Two men living in Australia have criticised a move by Hong Kong authorities to issue them with arrest warrants under a controversial national security law, putting a $HK1 million bounty on their heads.
The Coalition can create generational voting change by tackling housing affordability - The Centre for Independent Studies
Australia’s centre-right political movement is in trouble. This may have seemed obvious from the fact that the Coalition lost elections …
Canberra’s Calvary | The Spectator Australia
Has Canberra become a hostile environment for those of religious faith? Many observers of the compulsory acquisition of Calvary Hospital by the ACT Government are unconvinced by official claims that…


Germany Concerned with Western Escalations in Ukraine | The Libertarian Institute
Top German officials expressed concern regarding Western escalations in Ukraine and signaled Berlin will push back against the most provocative proposals. Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Germany was reluctant to send longer-range weapons to Ukraine as the arms may be used to attack Russian territory. L…
West’s debt addiction could trigger new global financial crisis – Putin
The uncontrolled accumulation of debt by Western countries could trigger a new global financial crisis, Vladimir Putin has said
Local Media Reports Vigilante Group Zip-Tying France Rioters
Masked gang of young men tying up rioters and putting out fires discussed in French papers, but the mayor denies vigilante gang exists at all.

Business, Finance & Investment

The world’s appetite for solar panels is squeezing silver supply
Changes to solar panel technology are accelerating demand for silver, a phenomenon that’s widening a supply deficit for the metal with little additional mine production on the horizon.
What does FY2024 have in store for Australia’s commercial property sector?
Will the Australian market fare somewhat better than other jurisdictions despite ongoing uncertainty?


Rebellion, Not Retreat ⋆ Brownstone Institute
Every totalitarian regime first monopolizes what counts as rationality and determines what questions you are allowed to ask.
Modern Ships Revert Back to the Age of Sailing — to Save the Climate! Cargo ships set to use ‘sails to help shipping sector meet its carbon reduction goals’ – ‘Giant kites could pull cargo ships across the ocean’
Scientists propose new strategy for modern sails to help shipping sector meet its carbon reduction goals July 3, 2023 Researchers have identified a strategy that can offset the random and unpredict…
You Could Go to Jail for Hurting Someone’s Feelings in Gretchen Whitmer’s Michigan
A new bill is rapidly approaching Gov. Whitmer’s desk, and First Amendment supporters are concerned about what it could mean if signed.

Crypto & Blockchain

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BlackRock Refiles Application for Bitcoin Spot ETF With SEC
BlackRock refiled its application for its iShares Bitcoin Trust exchange-traded fund (ETF) after the SEC found it inadequate.
FTX to Launch Claims Portal for Customers ‘In the Coming Weeks’
FTX has said it will launch a portal “in the coming weeks” for customers owed by the global trading firm and its affiliates to be repaid.


Podcast #908: Would You Have Been a Patriot or a Loyalist?
When Americans think back to the War of Independence, most are apt to feel that, had they lived back then, they would have been Patriots for sure. In retrospect, the decision to rebel and get out from under the thumb of British rule seems inevitable. Yet only around a third of colonists ever declare…

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