I'm sure we wouldn't see Rian or Noah as the most popular name in Syria. Here's your daily news digest for 1 March 2023.

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Muhammad Was The Most Popular Boy’s Name In Irish City In 2022
It follows a trend being witnessed across northern Europe following years of mass migration from predominantly Muslim countries…


A big fat problem | The Spectator Australia
For a country crippled by obesity, it’s not hard to see where Australia might be getting it wrong. Aside from a tendency to shut down playgrounds and lock every citizen indoors…
Treaty with Aboriginal “Nations”? Way too late
Treaty with Aboriginal “Nations”? Way too late. By Pete Smith. Between 1788 and 1800 or even much later in the 1800s, it would not have been unreasonable for treaties to have been settl…
Albanese government lifts tax rate on superannuation balances over $3m – video
The federal government proposes a change in the super concessional rate for the top end of town, from 15% to 30% for those with a balance over $3m


As Biden Wages War on American Coal, China Makes a Massive Move with the Power Source
China has been approving coal-fired power plants with a rapid expansion in 2022, according to a new report.
Most Front-Line Ukrainian Soldiers Killed Within ‘4 Hours’ | The Libertarian Institute
A retired American Marine fighting in Ukraine told ABC News the frontlines are a “meat grinder” where soldiers survive an average of “four hours.” Troy Offenbecker is fighting alongside Ukrainian forces in the Donbas region. Moscow and Kiev have been battling around Bakhmut for several months as Ru…
Greta storms wind turbines in Norway | Free West Media
Greta Thunberg is apparently no longer fighting for renewable energy. The planned wind farms in Norway is the latest quixotic battle in which the

Business, Finance & Investment

Stocks Steady Themselves After Wall Street’s Rout Last Week
NEW YORK—Stocks steadied themselves Monday following Wall Street’s worst week since early December. The S&P 500 rose 12.20…
Combatting Inflation Is Straightforward But Not Easy
Much has been said about inflation hurting society. As people’s buying power decreases, life gets more costly. Heck, the Fed seems hell-bent on causing another recession to contain inflation. However, as I look at the historical price changes of some of our most important consumer goods and services…
What Will Happen When Banks Go Bust? Bank Runs, Bail-Ins and Systemic Risk -
By Ellen Brown / Original to ScheerPost Financial podcasts have been featuring ominous headlines lately along the lines of “Your Bank Can Legally Seize Your Money” and “Banks Can STEAL Your Money?! Here’s How!” The reference is to “bail-ins:” the provision under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act allowing Syst…


The Republic of Fear: 20 Years After
Well, [Iraq] may not be a better place, but is certainly less bad than it was 20 years ago. Neighboring Iran is facing a bigger outflow of refugees, especially highly educated people, than Iraq. In 2021, Iraq was no longer among the countries regarded as
‘I May Be A White Boy, But I’m Not Stupid,’ Says Joe Biden at Black History Event
Joe Biden pandered to a Black History Month crowd he hosted in DC by telling him that he “may be a white boy,” but is “not stupid.”
Schumer Blames Trump for Palestine Train Accident | National Review
A week ago, Pete Buttigieg also pinned part of the blame for the derailment on Trump.

Crypto & Blockchain

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Coinbase Releases Major Update, Says Binance USD (BUSD) Stablecoin Set for Delisting – Here’s When - The Daily Hodl
The largest US-based crypto exchange by trading volume has released a major update involving the embattled stablecoin project Binance USD (BUSD).
Binance Moved $1.8B in Stablecoin Collateral to Hedge Funds Last Year: Forbes
This meant that over $1 billion worth of tokens called B-peg USDC – digital replicas of dollar-pegged stablecoin USDC – were uncollateralized despite Binance’s claim that they were 100% backed.


Musk condemns ‘racist’ media
Elon Musk has accused the media of being racist against white and Asian people, following a backlash against comic author Scott Adams

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