The Real Threat

The importance of self-responsibility cannot be overstated. Here's your daily news digest for 17 March 2023.

The Real Threat
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Pandemics are Not the Real Health Threat ⋆ Brownstone Institute
Saving society from eating itself with fear and stupidity will rely on us educating ourselves. This will require each of us to find time.


Albanese rebukes Keating over scathing remarks about Wong and Marles
The prime minister says Labor party elder Paul Keating’s strident criticism of two cabinet ministers only serves to diminish the former leader, but did not call on him to apologise.
Mystery: Australians invest billions in free wind and solar, but prices rise another 20-30% « JoNova
Australia to Protect Schools, Children Affected by War
Armed groups that attack schools will be prosecuted by Australian military forces as part of their endorsement of…


Will Asia Pick up the Pieces in Afghanistan?
The U.S. and NATO hastily evacuated Afghanistan on 15 August 2021, ending the two-decade, $2 trillion-dollar effort to turn Afghanistan into Denmark with mountains or, more truthfully, to reform Pashtun culture to Western standards. The “mission transition” AKA “retreat” left Afghanistan without th…
East Palestine | The Spectator Australia
‘The Royal Pavilion in Brighton is a palace on a Steine,’ said my husband in a dislocated response to learning that East Palestine, Ohio, is pronounced ‘palace-steen’. We’d never heard of the place…
The betrayal of Baghdad
The spectre of Iran stalks the city

Business, Finance & Investment

Reminder: Credit Suisse Guilty of Tax Fraud and Subprime Mortgage Fraud, Accused of Aiding Clients Engaged in Torture, Drug Trafficking, and Money Laundering - The Daily Hodl
As the Swiss government launches a potential rescue operation for troubled banking giant Credit Suisse, it’s worth remembering the massive levels of fraud the bank has been accused of over the last several years.
Qantas criticised for ‘unfair’ Covid credit scheme despite 12-month extension
Choice says flight credits should work like gift cards with customers able to split them over a number of transactions
Egg Prices Finally Fall After Months Of Non-Stop Price Spikes
Combined with the prices of oranges and bacon also falling, it’s looking as though Americans once again may be able to afford breakfast. Who would have thought?


‘Woke, Weak, White Woman’ Megyn Kelly Blasts Drew Barrymore for Controversial Interaction with Transgender Activist
She’s right.
Left-Wing Activists Controlled SVB’s Board - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics
The board of SVB, the parent company of Silicon Valley Bank, included as many people who grieved over Donald Trump’s 2016 victory at a Shinto shrine as investment bankers. It included as many former Obama administration officials as investment bankers.…
Feminist Neurobiologist Thinks Women Don’t Do Science Because of Social Conditioning
To her credit, before she veers off the reservation, Gina Rippon lays out more or less accurately the argument against her own position that women generally are more interested in people and men are m…

Crypto & Blockchain

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Signature Bank’s Prospective Buyers Must Agree to Give Up All Crypto Business: Report
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has reportedly asked banks interested in acquiring the shuttered New York institution to submit bids by Friday.
US credit crunch means it’s time to buy gold and Bitcoin: Novogratz
Galaxy Digital founder and CEO Mike Novogratz says that now is a good time to buy gold, silver and Bitcoin, as U.S. banking woes could lead to a credit crunch and a potential recession.


Libs Of TikTok Offers ‘Family Friendly’ Alternative To NY Attorney General’s ‘Drag Story Hour’ | The Daily Wire
A “Drag Story Hour” event hosted by New York Attorney General Letitia James will have some competition from Libs of TikTok. Chaya Raichik, who owns the popular anti-woke Twitter account, advertised her own story hour event this weekend that she said will be just right down the street. “Protect your…

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